Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 10
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2022 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 13 by the Charlotte Hornets
(Rights traded to the Detroit Pistons)
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Good shot blocker
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Must expand upon his low post moves
Can miss shots wildly around the basket
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be too passive on offense
Can be unfocused defensively
Jalen Duren is a strong, athletic big man that projects to be a solid rim protector in the NBA. He can finish plays around the basket, and he also is a very good rebounder and shot blocker that can help his team protect the paint. He recently reclassified to be in the 2021 recruiting class, and he is a very talented prospect that currently projects to be a likely lottery pick in the 2022 draft.
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