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Gregory "GG" Jackson

  • position F
  • height 6-9
  • weight 215
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • High school Ridge View
  • position F
  • height 6-9
  • weight 215
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • High school Ridge View

Gregory "GG" Jackson Bio

2022-23

 

PRE-SOUTH CAROLINA

  • The consensus top player in the 2023 class, reclassified in late July to become a part of the 2022 class
  • A five-star prospect, ranked No. 6 in the final 247Sports and No. 7 in the final On3 player rankings for the 2022 class
  • Highest ranked incoming freshman in program history and joined former standout PJ Dozier as the only five-star signees all-time for the Gamecocks (recruit rankings started in early 2000s)
  • Played in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League for Team CP3 ; in 20 games, averaged 12.8 points, 10.6 rebounds (led the league) and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 49.5 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the arc
  • Was named MVP of the 2022 National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Top 100 Camp in early July ; over 300 alums have gone on to successful careers in the NBA since 1994
  • Part of Team USA squad that brought home the Gold Medal at the 2022 FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Helped lead Ridge View to back-to-back state titles in 2021 and 2022
  • As a junior, averaged 22.1 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in helping lead the Blazers to the 2022 South Carolina Class 5A State Championship
  • 2021-22 South Carolina Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 2022 5A Boys South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year

PERSONAL

  • Son of Gregory Jackson and LaKeysha Alston
  • Has an older sister, Nyla, who is also a student at the University of South Carolina
  • Born on Dec. 17, 2004
  • Sport¬†and entertainment management major

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