Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
Country: USA (Henderson, NV)
Professional Team: NBA G-League Ignite
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 27
Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 37 by the Sacramento Kings
(Rights traded to the Dallas Mavericks)
Good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Prolific scorer that can put up points in a hurry
Adequate rebounder for his size
Adept at collecting steals
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can play too wildly on offense
Tendency to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
Can tend to be a ball-stopper on offense
Does not always commit himself to the boards
Can be undisciplined defensively
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 go in the mid to late first round range in the 2022 draft.
ESPN’s Article on Hardy Going to the G-League
1/25/20 Coronado vs. Modesto Christian
10/29/21 G-League Ignite vs. Iowa Wolves
11/5/21 G-League Ignite vs. South Bay Lakers
11/10/21 G-League Ignite vs. Agua Caliente Clippers
11/11/21 G-League Ignite vs. Agua Caliente Clippers
11/17/21 G-League Ignite vs. South Bay Lakers
11/26/21 G-League Ignite vs. Santa Cruz Warriors
12/3/21 G-League Ignite vs. Oklahoma City Blue
1/7/22 G-League Ignite vs. Ciudad De México
1/28/22 G-League Ignite vs. Capital City Go-Go
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