Jaden Hardy

Updated on 5/15/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
Country: USA (Henderson, NV)
Professional Team: NBA G-League Ignite
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
Birthdate: 7/5/2002

Projected Draft Range: Top 5

Pros:

Good shooter, especially from deep
Good scorer off the dribble
Adequate playmaker
Decent defender
Adept at collecting steals
Very good athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can play too wildly on offense
Tendency to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
Needs to improve his rebounding

Summary:

Jaden Hardy is a very athletic, skilled combo guard that can shoot and score the basketball.  He can score from anywhere on the floor, as he can pull up to effortlessly knock down threes from beyond the arc, and he can consistently drive the ball to the basket to score at the rim.  He can sometimes play too recklessly and he can tend to be a ball stopper on offense, which can lead to some spotty shot selection and turnovers.  Still, he is a very talented player, and he currently projects to be a top 5 pick in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
247Sports’ Profile
Wikipedia Page
ESPN’s Article on Hardy Going to the G-League

Games Scouted:
1/25/20 Coronado vs. Modesto Christian

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