Pacers 23rd Pick Tournament Round One: Pierre Jackson vs. Ricky Ledo

After the NBA Combine, Pierre Jackson's stock has skyrocketed - USA TODAY Sports

In this matchup, we have another battle of a small point guard versus a big one. Both of these prospects would fill a crucial need of having a backup to George Hill off the bench next season. Who will get your vote and move on to the second round?

This matchup is another battle of point guards with completely different styles. Pierre Jackson has seen his stock skyrocket over the past two weeks, due to great interviews and workouts. Ricky Ledo is in the same position, due to him working out for over half the NBA teams once the draft kicks off next week. Ledo can play shooting guard, but many teams see him as a point guard on the next level. Who will win this battle of point guards and advance on to the second round?

Once again, we have Chad Ford's positives and negatives on both prospects. Also, we have the usual Draft Express videos as well. Below is the ESPN Insider access and Draft Express highlights/interviews, enjoy.

Pierre Jackson

Projection Late First Round Pick
Positives
  • Quick, speedy guard
  • Good scoring instincts
  • Explosive leaper, 44-inch vertical
  • Solid shooter, with 3-point range
  • Pesky defender
Negatives
  • Can be prone to turnovers
  • Undersized for his position
  • Is he a true PG?

Ricky Ledo

Projection Late first round pick
Positives
  • Strong, athletic combo guard
  • Can really shoot the basketball
  • Very intelligent
  • Excellent penetrator
  • Best with the ball in his hands
Negatives
  • Ruled ineligible by NCAA for his freshman season
  • Needs better shot selection
  • Can give inconsistent effort
  • Lots of off-the-court concerns

Jackson or Ledo would give Indiana an upgrade over likely free agent, D.J. Augustin as their backup point guard. As we have seen so far through their pre-draft workouts, Indiana is focused on adding a point guard somehow this offseason. Adding either of these two prospects would be big in giving George Hill a true backup for years to come.

After the analysis from ESPN's Chad Ford and Draft Express, who should advance on to the second round? Will it be Pierre Jackson or Ricky Ledo receiving your vote to move on in the Indy Cornrows 23rd Pick Tournament?

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