Updated on 9/12/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate rebounder for his size
Solid shot blocker for his size
Needs to improve his shooting
May have shot selection issues
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
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 and he is an aggressive slasher that possesses tantalizing athletic gifts and may possess considerable potential.
On the downside, he struggled to consistently make shots as a freshman this past season. He will really need to improve his outside shot and shot selection. He made just 40% from the field, 26% of his threes, and he had a fairly mediocre 1.15 Points Per Shot Attempt as freshman. On the plus side, he played very well in the 2021 U19 World Cup, as he made a slew of exciting plays in that tournament, and big things are expected for him for his sophomore season. He is a tremendous athlete that could project to be a solid role player in the NBA.
7/11/21 USA vs. France
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