2020 Top 75 Prospect Rank: 20
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Good finisher around the basket
Adequate mid-range shooter
Adequate defensive player
Solid shot blocker
May need to improve his low post game
Still needs to improve his shooting
May not draw enough free throws
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be foul prone
Jalen Smith is an athletic big man that could project to be a high motor, defensive specialist in the NBA. He can finish plays around the basket, rebound, and block shots, and he also can shoot the ball from mid-range.
He will need to improve his passing ability and cut down on turnovers, and perhaps work on his outside shot, but Smith’s athleticism, skill set, and upside could perhaps enable him to be a first round pick in 2020.