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Gregory "GG" Jackson II

  • 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 II Bio


  • 2023 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • CBS Sports/USBWA National Freshman of the Week (12/7/22)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (11/14/22)


  • Played in all 32 games (29 starts), averaging 15.4 points (9th in SEC) and 5.9 rebounds per game (13th in SEC) ; his scoring average was the fifth-most in the nation by a freshman
  • Led the team in scoring 17 times, scoring in double-figures a team-best 25 times in 32 games played
  • Had 11, 20-point games which was the most by a Gamecock freshman since South Carolina joined the SEC in 1991-92
  • Led the team with 24 points and five rebounds in his final college game against Ole Miss (March 8) in the SEC Tournament ; was 10-for-20 from the field at Bridgestone Arena
  • Poured in 22 points and eight rebounds at Miss. State (Feb. 28) ; went a perfect 11-of-11 at the charity stripe in the game
  • Had 19 points and a pair of blocks in 78-76 overtime loss to No. 2/2 Alabama (Feb. 22) ; played season-high 42 minutes in the game
  • Logged 20 points and eight rebounds in a road win at LSU (Feb. 18) ; matched season-high with four 3s and went 6-for-6 at the free throw line
  • Came off the bench for the first time at Missouri (Feb. 7) and was effective with 23 points ; was 8-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-6 from deep
  • Tallied a team-high three double-doubles ; had 20 points and 10 rebounds at Florida (Jan. 25) for first double-double in SEC action
  • Notched a career-high 30 points vs. No. 16/17 Auburn (Jan. 21) ; after missing first eight shots, finished the game 10-of-13 (76.9 percent) ; first 30-point game by a Gamecock freshman since Bruce Ellington, who had 31 points on Dec. 22, 2010 at Furman
  • Helped lead the team to a 71-68, wire-to-wire victory at Kentucky (Jan. 10) ; had 16 points and was an efficient 6-of-10 from the floor in 35 minutes ; was the team’s first win at Rupp Arena since 2009 and snapped a 28-game home win streak by the Wildcats, which at the time was the second longest home win streak in the country
  • Named CBS Sports/USBWA National Freshman of the Week after scoring 24 points and pulling down nine rebounds in a win over Eastern Michigan (Dec. 30)
  • Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in win over WKU (Dec. 22) ; most rebounds in a game by a Gamecock since Chris Silva had 17 boards on March 5, 2019 in a victory at Texas A&M
  • Propelled team to a comeback road win at Georgetown (Dec. 3) with 22 points (all in the second half and overtime), eight rebounds, two assists and a steal
  • Impressed in his Gamecock debut with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 80-77 season-opening victory over SC State (Nov. 8) ; performance earned him SEC Freshman of the Week honors


  • 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


  • 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