The San Antonio Spurs have conducted a pre-draft workout with Kentucky power forward Isaiah Jackson, per Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington.
Kentucky big man Isaiah Jackson, a likely first round pick and excellent shot-blocker, says he worked out for the Hawks, Nets, Hornets, Pacers, Kings, Thunder, Rockets, Spurs and Knicks.— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) July 23, 2021
Most mock drafts have the Michigan native coming off the board in the mid-first-round, and Jackson will learn his fate in less than a week after remaining in the 2021 NBA Draft past the July 19 withdrawal deadline.
Jackson averaged 8.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, and a whopping 2.6 blocks per game during his lone season with the Wildcats while earning SEC All-Defense First-Team and SEC All-Freshman First-Team honors in 2021.
Despite being a relatively raw offensive prospect, the talented freshman is an excellent vertical athlete with a tremendous wingspan who projects as a phenomenal lob target and rim protector at the next level.
The Silver and Black would be making a massive reach if they selected Jackson inside the lottery, though he meets a position of need and gives them the rim-running play-finisher they’re devoid of in the frontcourt.
The 2021 NBA Draft will take place on July 29 at 7 PM CST at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. ESPN and ABC will televise the first round, and the second round will air exclusively on ESPN.