Herb Jones

Updated as of 12/1/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 205
College: Alabama
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 10/6/1998

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Adequate playmaker for his size
Solid rebounder
Decent defender that can get steals and blocks
Gifted athlete
Very good motor

Cons:

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
Can be undisciplined defensively, is also foul prone
Had disappointing sophomore and junior seasons

Summary:

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.

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

DraftExpress Profile

Roll Tide Wire’s Article on Jones Returning For His Senior Season

Games Scouted:

1/27/18 Alabama vs. Oklahoma
11/26/18 Alabama vs. Murray State
11/27/19 Alabama vs. North Carolina
11/30/20 Alabama vs. Stanford

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