Jalen Williams

Updated on 6/25/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 190
College: Santa Clara
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 4/14/2001

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 37
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st to 2nd Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 12 by the Oklahoma City Thunder

Pros:

Solid shooter
Decent scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Decent playmaker
Solid athlete

Cons:

Just now is a good outside shooter
Can struggle to score in traffic
May struggle to adjust to a lower usage role
Needs to improve his rebounding
Needs to improve his defense

Summary:

Jalen Williams is an agile, skilled swingman that played very well for Santa Clara this season.  He can shoot and score the basketball, and he can make shots in a variety of ways.  He also is a good facilitator that can comfortably run the point.  On the other hand, he can sometimes be prone to settling for taking questionable shots that can sometimes hurt his shooting percentages in big games, and he also will need to add strength to be able to defend stronger opponents.  Currently, he projects to go in the mid first to the second round range for the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
ESPN Draft Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
YouTube’s 1/15/22 Santa Clara-Gonzaga Highlights via Basketball World

Games Scouted:
5/19/22 Day 1 of the 2022 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Games
5/20/22 Day 2 of the 2022 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Games

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