Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 92
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Above average athlete
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
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.
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