Jabari Smith

Updated on 8/27/22.  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

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

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

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.

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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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