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