Jalen Pickett

Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
College: Siena
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 10/22/1999

2020 Top 75 Prospect Rank: 73
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Adequate shooter
Shoots well off the dribble
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Good playmaker
Decent rebounder for his size
Adequate defender that can get steals and blocks
Good size to play the point

 
Cons:

May struggle to get all the way to the basket
Not an elite ball handler
May struggle to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete
Has limited experience against top competition
Relative unknown commodity

 
Summary:

Jalen Pickett is a smart, skilled playmaker that shoots the ball well, and he can effectively run a team.  He is a patient player that seems to have a knack for making sound decisions, and he had a very productive freshman season at Siena.  He also seems to have good defensive instincts, and he was able to get plenty of steals and blocks this year.

Pickett was recently invited to the G-League Elite Camp, but he was reported to have struggled in that showcase.  He has since withdrawn from the draft as he decided to return to Siena for his sophomore season.  While he may not yet be a household name, he has a variety of skills that could allow him to thrive as a solid role player in the NBA.

 

Links:

RealGM Profile

The Stepien’s Article on Jalen Pickett

NBADraft.Net Profile

DraftExpress Profile

Albany Times-Union’s Article on Pickett Invited to G-League Elite Camp

WatchStadium’s Article Mentioning Pickett Returning to Siena

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