Updated as of 8/4/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Decent playmaker for his size
Decent defender that can get steals and blocks
Very good motor
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Shot selection issues
Can be too turnover prone
Can be too passive on offense
May be fairly raw offensively
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be undisciplined defensively, is also foul prone
Had a disappointing sophomore season
Herb Jones is a very athletic, highly energetic swingman that could project to be a defensive specialist at the next level. His slashing abilities allow him to take the ball to the basket to get scores, and he is also an unselfish player that has a point forward mentality.
He is also a rangy defender that can get his hands on balls and also get stops for his team. He will significantly need to improve his jump shot and be more assertive on offense. Jones has shown flashes of his potential throughout his college career, but his play has been underwhelming thus far. If he can bounce back to have a good senior season, he could end up being a second round pick in 2021.
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