Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Updated on 6/27/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 220
College: UCLA
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 2/16/2001

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:
Crafty scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter, especially from deep
Can post up smaller players
Decent playmaker
Solid rebounder for his size
Solid defender
Very good motor

Cons:
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Unselfish to a fault
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Only an average athlete
Can struggle against length and athleticism

Summary:
Jaime Jaquez Jr. is a skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball.  He had a good sophomore season, and he recently scored 27 points in his team’s overtime win over Michigan State in the play-in game of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.  Throughout the tournament, he consistently excelled and made solid hustle plays on both ends of the floor. Recently, he announced his decision to return to school. Right now, he projects to go in the late first to the second round range in the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
UCLA Basketball Bio
YouTube’s Highlights of the 11/25/20 UCLA-San Diego State Game via Matthew Loves Ball
The Los Angeles Times’ Article on Jaquez Returning to UCLA
Sports Illustrated’s Article on Jaquez Returning to UCLA

Games Scouted:
3/28/21 UCLA vs. Alabama
3/30/21 UCLA vs. Michigan
4/3/21 UCLA vs. Gonzaga
11/23/21 UCLA vs. Gonzaga
1/25/22 UCLA vs. Arizona
3/25/22 UCLA vs. North Carolina

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