Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.
2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 17
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st Round
2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 8 by the Atlanta Hawks (rights traded by the New Orleans Pelicans)
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate low post scorer
Fairly good defender
Gifted shot blocker
Very good athlete
Very good motor
Must improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his passing ability
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can be quite foul prone
May need to add strength
Jaxson Hayes is a very athletic big man that may project to be an energetic, rim protector in the NBA. While he may not receive enough playing time on a consistent basis, Hayes has made his minutes count, as he has played well against North Carolina and Michigan State. Right now, he could be slated to be a first round pick for the upcoming draft.
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