Jalen Brunson

Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
College: Villanova
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 8/31/1996

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 33

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round​

2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 33 by the Dallas Mavericks


Good shooter from all over the floor

Crafty scorer off the dribble

Excels at scoring on the move

Good playmaker that can control tempo

Decent rebounder

Decent defensive player

Good athlete

Tough, smart floor leader that has great intangibles​


Lacks an elite first step off the dribble

Unselfish to a fault

Can overdribble, which can lead to turnovers

Has short arms for a player his size

Can struggle to guard more athletic players

Does not collect enough steals

May be a bit undersized to play the point

Not overly explosive


Jalen Brunson is a smart, heady point guard that can calmly run the team, and he can help his team collect many wins.  While he isn’t the flashiest player, he’ll keep a cool head and will operate at the point effectively and efficiently.

He may not possess elite physical tools, but Brunson is a very good player that has been quite productive for his team, and NBA teams do need players like him to contribute to them.



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RealGM Profile

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2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Villanova Bio

Villanova’s Article on Brunson Winning the Naismith

Games Scouted:

12/31/16 Villanova vs. Creighton

12/13/17 Villanova vs. Temple

1/10/18 Villanova vs. Xavier

2/1/18 Villanova vs. Creighton

3/23/18 Villanova vs. West Virginia

4/2/18 Villanova vs. Michigan

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