Jalen Hudson

Height: 6-6

Weight: 195

College: Florida

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 5/21/1996

Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble

Shot the ball well as a junior

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate defensive player

Solid athlete

Cons:

Abysmal shooter this season

Needs to improve his passing ability

Not an elite ball handler

Does not collect enough steals or blocks

Late bloomer

Questionable feel for the game

Can be too inconsistent in games

Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside

Summary:

Jalen Hudson is an athletic swingman that made a name for himself after having a breakthrough tournament in the PK80 Classic last year.  After having a very good junior season, it was thought that he could solidify a spot to be selected in the 2018 draft, but after not being invited to the combine, he elected to return back to school.​

However, Hudson has been having an atrocious senior season.  He’s posted abysmal shooting numbers, and his shooting percentages have cratered this year.  Once thought to be a solid bet to be drafted, that does not look to be the case right now.  Hudson needs to regain some semblance of the shooting touch he possessed as a junior, because at the trajectory he’s headed, he may be unworthy of a Portsmouth bid or NBA summer league invite due to his extreme inability to contribute much on offense right now.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

ESPN’s Article on the PK80 Classic

Orlando Sentinel’s Article on Hudson Returning