Updated on 12/9/20. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
Decent low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Fairly good playmaker
Solid shot blocker
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
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.
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