Generally, 247Sports gives players grades up to 100, to go along with the industry-standard star ratings. Kansas basketball commit Josh Jackson, the nation's top shooting guard, is so good, a perfect 100 score wasn't good enough. The site went ahead and gave Jackson a 102, the highest grade it has ever given out.
247's Jerry Meyer explained the rating in a post earlier today.
Who does Jackson compare to coming out of high school? It's a tough question. Several of the current top shooting guards in the NBA were under-the-radar prospects who blossomed after high school. As far as strictly high school play alone goes, Eric Gordon, O.J. Mayo and J.R. Smith stand out as some of the top shooting guards I’ve scouted prior to Jackson, but none of them compare to Jackson in terms of overall game.
I said last year that Kobe Bryant comes to mind when scouting Jackson. You hate to throw out a name like that for such a young guy, but the Detroit native has a lot of the same things that made Bryant a star coming out of Philadelphia's Lower Merion High School in 1996.
That is insane praise, but Meyer goes on to say that he's watched Jackson play around 30 times, so it is an informed opinion. Kansas has had mixed results from recent one-and-done level athletes, but it sounds like Jackson could be a can't-miss guy.