Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 38
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2021 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 37 by the Detroit Pistons
(Rights traded to the Charlotte Hornets)
Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent low post scorer
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Fairly good defender
Solid shot blocker
Inconsistent long-range shooter
Can be reluctant to take jumpers
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be too passive on offense
Can have lapses defensively
Needs to add strength
J.T. Thor is an athletic, energetic combo forward that can project into a 3 and D type of role player in the NBA. He is a high-flyer that can finish plays above the rim, and he also can take people off the dribble to score on drives to the hoop. He also is a solid rebounder and defender that can guard multiple positions, but he will need to improve his jump shot and be a more consistent player in games. He is a talented prospect that could be a solid pick in the late first to the second round range in the 2021 draft.
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