Throughout the 2017-18 season, the Michigan State Spartans primarily used Jaren Jackson in the low post or as a screener in the pick and roll. For instance, the point guard will bring the ball up to the three-point line and passes it to another perimeter player. The second perimeter player will either give the basketball to Jackson in the low post or gives it to a third perimeter player, and he will throw it to Jaren in the low block. Once this happens, he will analyze how the defender chooses to defend him. If the defender gives Jaren space, he will perform a spin move in an attempt to get closer to the basket or around the defender to shoot a jump hook or layup. On the other hand, if the defender plays him tight, Jackson will face up and attempt to blow by the defender to shoot a mini sky hook or dunk the basketball. Another example of this is when the point guard will bring the ball up to the three-point line and passes it to Jaren in the low post area to restart the process of analyzing the defender.
However, there are instances where Jaren Jackson will stand at or near the top of the key waiting to receive a pass from the point guard. Once this happens, Jackson will pass the ball to a third perimeter player and proceed to set a screen. Once the pick is set, he will analyze how the defender chooses to defend him. For instance, if his defender decides to come up and cover the point guard, he can roll to the low block to post up.On the other hand, if his defender chooses to stay back, he can pop out to the three-point line to shoot a jumper. As a result of this, the NBA team who selects Jaren Jackson in the draft should implement a similar system to the Michigan State Spartans. This is because Jackson has developed a habit of playing in the low block or as a screener in the pick and roll that it is the quickest way for him to have an impact in the NBA.