Jake LaRavia

Updated on 6/25/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 235
College: Wake Forest
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 11/3/2001

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 35
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 19 by the Minnesota Timberwolves
(Rights traded to the Memphis Grizzlies)

Pros:

Good shooter
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker
Solid rebounder
Adequate defender that can get steals
Good motor

Cons:

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can struggle to score in traffic
Unselfish to a fault
Can be undisciplined defensively
Only an average athlete
May be in between positions

Summary:

Jake LaRavia is a strong, high-motor combo forward that had a very good junior season at Wake Forest.  He has a variety of skills that has allowed him to thrive, and he’s shot the ball very well in big games.  He’s not an overwhelming athlete though, but his jump shot, motor, and feel for the game could enable him to be a solid pick in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
ESPN Draft Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
YouTube’s 2/15/22 Wake Forest vs. Duke Highlights via Matthew Loves Ball

Games Scouted:
11/27/21 Wake Forest vs. LSU

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