Jaren Jackson Jr.

Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 240
College: Michigan State
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 9/15/1999

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

Good rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Solid shot blocker

Gifted athlete

Has a long wingspan

Has very good intangibles


Streaky shooter

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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Games Scouted:

4/7/17 Nike Hoops Summit

11/14/17 Michigan State vs. Duke

1/7/18 Michigan State vs. Ohio State

1/31/18 Michigan State vs. Penn State

2/10/18 Michigan State vs. Purdue

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