J.D. Davison

Updated on 6/25/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
College: Alabama
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 10/3/2002

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 32
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 53 by the Boston Celtics

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid playmaker
Good rebounder for his size
Adequate defender
Adept at collecting steals and blocks
Gifted athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Unselfish to a fault
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Can tend to be unfocused defensively
Needs to add strength

Summary:

J.D. Davison is a very athletic, skilled playmaker that can make plenty of highlight-reel worthy plays on both ends of the floor.  He is a gifted scorer off the dribble, and he has a knack for scoring on fast breaks.  He also can throw down mesmerizing dunks, and he also can roam in to make a high-flying block defensively.  He also has a decent mid-range jump shot that can keep defenses honest, and he can reliably run the point.

On the other hand, he still needs to improve his jump shot, particularly from behind the three-point line, and his free throw shooting still needs work.  He also can tend to be too passive on offense, and he doesn’t look for his own shot enough in games.  Davison is a very talented player, and his playmaking skills, combined with having considerable upside could make him a very good pick for an NBA team in the second round of the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
247Sports’ Profile
MaxPreps’ Profile
Wikipedia Page
ESPN’s 2022 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
12/13/19 Calhoun vs. Greenville
12/4/21 Alabama vs. Gonzaga
12/14/21 Alabama vs. Memphis
1/11/22 Alabama vs. Auburn
1/29/22 Alabama vs. Baylor

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