Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Updated on 11/24/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

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

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:
Crafty scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter, especially from deep
Can post up smaller players
Decent playmaker
Solid rebounder for his size
Adequate defender
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
Struggles to guard quicker players
Only an average athlete
Struggles 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. Right now, he projects to be a second round prospect in the 2022 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

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

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