Page updated as of 4/10/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 53
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 41 by the Orlando Magic (rights traded to the Denver Nuggets)
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate defensive player
Rock solid motor
Needs to improve his shooting
Must expand upon his shooting range
May struggle to make shots consistently with his right hand
May have shot selection issues
Not an elite ball handler, can be quite turnover prone
Can have lapses defensively
Not an elite shot blocker
Has missed time due to a foot injury
Jarred Vanderbilt is an athletic combination forward that could excel as a two-way player in the NBA. He is adept at attacking the basket to garner scores, as he is a smooth scorer off the dribble, and he also can score on hustle plays.
Plus, he is also a terrific rebounder and a solid defensive player, especially when he is dialed in. However, Vanderbilt will need to significantly improve his jump shot and he will need to cut down on the turnovers.
Still, he could be an intriguing prospect. While he has not shot the ball well since returning from a foot injury, Vanderbilt has really excelled as a rebounder, and he could be an intriguing option for NBA teams to take in the second round on draft day.
Kentucky’s Article on Vanderbilt’s Foot Injury
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