Jalen Johnson

Updated on 12/9/20.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 215
College: Duke
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 12/18/2001

Projected Draft Range: Lottery

Pros:

Decent low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Fairly good playmaker
Good rebounder
Decent defender
Solid shot blocker
Good athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be reluctant to take jumpers
Can be unfocused defensively
Needs to add strength
Can be too inconsistent in games

Summary:

Jalen Johnson is a very athletic, skilled point forward whose versatility and solid set of all-around skills could enable him to be a likely lottery pick in the 2021.  He is a strong facilitator that sees the floor well, and he also thrives at scoring in transition as well as in the post on offense.  He will need to improve his jump shot and defensive skills, but he has the skills to end up being a solid player in the NBA.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
MaxPreps’ Page

Games Scouted:
3/6/20 Nicolet vs. Beaver Dam
12/1/20 Duke vs. Michigan State
12/8/20 Duke vs. Illinois

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