Ja’Vonte Smart

Updated on 7/31/21.  Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
College: LSU
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 6/3/1999

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 92
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Decent shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate playmaker
Decent defender
Above average athlete

Cons:
Does not draw enough free throws
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be turnover prone
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively

Summary:
Ja’Vonte Smart is an athletic, skilled combo guard that can shoot and score the basketball.  He had a solid junior season for LSU, but sometimes he can be too inconsistent in games.  Currently, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate for the 2021 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
NBA G-League’s 2021 G-League Elite Camp Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
1/13/21 LSU vs. Arkansas
6/20/21 G-League Elite Camp
6/21/21 G-League Elite Camp

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