UNC at NBA Draft Combine: Day 2 Report

Inside Carolina reports on-location from the 2016 NBA Draft Combine with Friday's stats, analysis and intel on the UNC players in attendance.

CHICAGO -- The NBA Draft Combine continued in on Friday as Tar Heels Marcus Page and Justin Jackson got a chance to compete one final time for media and NBA personnel.

Paige was very good during the second day of the event as he was efficient and productive. Paige finished with 16 points, five assists and zero turnovers as he was 6-for-11 from the field and 3-for-4 from three-point range.

Paige's team lost but he was a +6 on the floor and he played within the flow of the game while knocking down spot-up jumpers. During the combine, Paige showed himself to be one of the better spot-up shooters in the event as his shot looked good when he was able to get clean looks off the catch.

Jackson's play was a little bit better after a shaky opening day as he finished with eight points, three rebounds and one assist. Jackson was 3-for-6 from the field and 1-for-3 from three-point range. Although he still didn't do a great job of creating space and getting open looks in the half court, the three he did hit was in a fast break setting.

NBA scouts liked how Paige filled his role and was able to hit spot-up shots but there is still concern over his weight and ability to score on non spot-up jumpers.

"He's just so light that it's hard to see him being able to take consistent contact from bigger players, even at his own position," one NBA scout told Inside Carolina during the event. "He might need another year or two to add strength before he's capable of handling a full season."

Jackson played better on the second day but hasn't yet shown that he can consistently knock down jumpers.

"You can see the moments where it's close, but he probably needs some more seasoning before he really competes in our league," one scout said. "If he shoots at a higher level it would go a long way in helping him."

For the second consecutive day, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams was in attendance to watch his players.


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