Jabari Smith

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

Height: 6-10
Weight: 220
College: Auburn
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 5/13/2003

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 1
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
2022 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 3 by the Houston Rockets

Pros:
Very good shooter
Solid scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Solid rebounder
Good defender
Solid shot blocker
Very good athlete

Cons:
Streaky shooter
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Tends to force the issue too much on offense
Tendency to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
Can have lapses defensively
Not an elite shot blocker

Summary:
Jabari Smith is a very athletic, skilled forward that has a solid set of all-around skills.  He can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and he also can guard multiple positions.  He may need to improve his ability to read defenses and make plays for others in order to become a more reliable primary scoring option at the NBA level, but at worst, he appears to could wind up becoming a very good second or third option on a contending team. Currently, he is a very talented prospect that could be the top pick in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
247Sports’ Profile
MaxPreps’ Profile

Games Scouted:
11/25/20 Sandy Creek vs. Grayson
11/24/21 Auburn vs. Connecticut
12/29/21 Auburn vs. LSU
1/11/22 Auburn vs. Alabama
1/22/22 Auburn vs. Kentucky

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