Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
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
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Good rebounder for his size
Adept at collecting steals and blocks
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
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.
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