Jaime Jaquez Jr.
Updated on 6/28/23. Written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.
2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 31
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2023 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 18 by the Miami Heat
Crafty scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid rebounder for his size
Above average athlete
Very good motor
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his shooting
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete
Can struggle against length and athleticism
Jaime Jaquez Jr. is a skilled swingman that has been very productive in college basketball. He is a versatile, high-motor forward that can do a little bit of everything. He can score on crafty moves out of the post and off the dribble, and he is also a solid defender. He’ll need to improve his jump shot, especially from the outside. Right now, he projects to go in the late first to the second round range in the 2023 draft.
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
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
3/2/23 UCLA vs. Arizona State
3/23/23 UCLA vs. Gonzaga
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