Jalen Suggs

Updated on 4/6/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
College: Gonzaga
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 6/3/2001

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 3
Projected Draft Range: Top 5

Pros:

Very good scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Makes clutch shots
Solid playmaker
Solid rebounder for his size
Solid defender
Adept at getting steals and blocks
Very good athlete
Very good motor

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be undisciplined defensively

Summary:

Jalen Suggs is a very athletic, skilled basketball player that can score in a variety of ways, and he can finish numerous plays above the rim.  He is also a rangy defender that can collect plenty of steals and blocks, and he can cover a lot of ground defensively.  Sometimes though, he also can tend to force the issue too much, which can lead him to commit turnovers.  Still, Suggs is a very talented prospect that currently projects to be a top 5 pick in the 2021 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
Jalen Suggs’ 2019-20 Minnehaha Academy Statistics

Games Scouted:
7/2/19 USA vs. Senegal
12/17/19 Minnehaha Academy vs. Hopkins High
11/26/20 Gonzaga vs. Kansas
12/19/20 Gonzaga vs. Iowa
12/26/20 Gonzaga vs. Virginia
3/9/21 Gonzaga vs. BYU
3/30/21 Gonzaga vs. USC
4/3/21 Gonzaga vs. UCLA
4/5/21 Gonzaga vs. Baylor

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