Jaren Jackson Jr.
Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
College: Michigan State
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 4
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 4 by the Memphis Grizzlies
Active finisher around the basket
Fairly good shooter from all over the floor
Fairly good low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Good free throw shooter
Tremendous free throw generator
Decent playmaker for a big man
Adequate defensive player
Solid shot blocker
Has a long wingspan
Has very good intangibles
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
Can be turnover prone
Can be too passive on offense
Does not always commit himself to the boards
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can be too inconsistent in games
Jaren Jackson Jr. is a very athletic big man that could potentially be a lottery pick in 2018. He is a solid rebounder and shot blocker, and he can score the basketball in a variety of ways. His ability to score from all over the floor as well as defend could make him an intriguing prospect.
However, he is not always strong with the ball, and he may struggle to score in traffic at times. He also can be an inconsistent shooter, and foul prone at times. But with his skill set, he could end up being a very good player in the NBA if he continues to progress as an overall player.
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