Jaden Ivey

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

Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
College: Purdue
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 2/13/2002

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 4
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
2022 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 5 by the Detroit Pistons

Pros:
Very good scorer off the dribble
Solid shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker
Decent rebounder
Decent defender
Decent shot blocker for his size
Great athlete

Cons:
Inconsistent shooter
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can display spotty shot selection
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two

Summary:
Jaden Ivey is a very athletic, high-flying combo guard that can score and defend when he is on the floor.  He scored 26 points in his team’s first round loss to North Texas in the 2021 NCAA Tournament last year, and he is an aggressive slasher that possesses tantalizing athletic gifts and may possess a great deal of potential. 

This season, Ivey has consistently been one of the best players in college basketball, and he’s immensely improved his outside shot this year. He had a strong sophomore season, and he played very well on one of the best teams in college basketball. He is a tremendous athlete that projects to be a likely top 5 pick in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2022 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
7/11/21 USA vs. France
11/20/21 Purdue vs. North Carolina
1/3/22 Purdue vs. Wisconsin
1/27/22 Purdue vs. Iowa
3/1/22 Purdue vs. Wisconsin

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