Colby Jones

Updated on 6/28/23.  Written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 205
College: Xavier
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 5/28/2002

2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 29
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2023 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 34 by the Charlotte Hornets
(Rights traded to the Sacramento Kings)

Pros:

Solid scorer off the dribble
Solid shooter, especially from the mid-range
Good playmaker
Solid rebounder for his size
Decent defender that can get steals
Above average athlete

Cons:

Middling three-point shooter in his first two seasons
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Not an elite ball handler
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

Colby Jones is a skilled combo guard that has a variety of skills that could be useful at the next level.  He is a sound offensive player that can knock down mid-range shots and can score off the dribble, and he is a high IQ playmaker that also can run the point if needed to do so. 

On the other hand, he can sometimes tend to struggle when matched up against more athletic opponents.  He is a fundamentally sound, basketball player whose versatility could make him an intriguing pick for an NBA team in the late first to the second round range on draft day.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Xavier Basketball Bio

Games Scouted:
3/31/22 Xavier vs. Texas A&M
3/1/23 Xavier vs. Providence

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