Jaden McDaniels

Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 195
College: Washington
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 9/29/2000

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 22
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2020 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 28 by the Los Angeles Lakers
(Rights traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves via OKC)


Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate playmaker
Adequate rebounder
Decent defender
Good shot blocker
Gifted athlete
Versatile player that can play multiple positions


Inconsistent long-range shooter
Can struggle to score in traffic
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Not an elite rebounder
Sometimes has lapses defensively
Can be too inconsistent in games


Jaden McDaniels is a talented, athletic combo forward that has a variety of skills that may prove to be useful at the next level. He is a player that can do a little bit of everything, but he will need to improve his jump shot and be a more assertive player on offense, and he can be too inconsistent in games. Still, he has a unique skill package, as that combined with his upside as a prospect for the next level could enable him to go in the mid to late first round range in 2020.

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ESPN Draft Profile

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Games Scouted:
3/27/19 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game
11/8/19 Washington vs. Baylor
11/16/19 Washington vs. Tennessee
12/8/19 Washington vs. Gonzaga
1/5/20 Washington vs. USC
1/30/20 Washington vs. Arizona
3/11/20 Washington vs. Arizona

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