Herb Jones

Updated as of 5/2/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 210
College: Alabama
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 10/6/1998

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 56
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Adequate playmaker
Solid rebounder
Decent defender
Adept at collecting steals and blocks
Gifted athlete
Very good motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Reluctant to take outside shots
Struggles to consistently create his own shot
Can be too turnover prone
Can be too passive on offense
Can gamble too much 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, and he is starting to put it all together, as he ended up having a good senior season.  He especially played well against other in-conference opponents this year, and 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

Sports Illustrated’s Article on Jones as the SEC Player of the Year, and SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2021

YouTube’s Highlights of the 3/22/21 Maryland-Alabama Game via March Madness

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
3/28/21 Alabama vs. UCLA

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