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: 72
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Good scorer off the dribble
Fairly good shooter from all over the floor
Excels at scoring on the move
Handles the ball well
Adequate rebounder for a player his size
Adequate defensive player
Has very good intangibles
Can display spotty shot selection
Needs to improve his passing ability
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can play too wildly on offense
Can have lapses defensively
Not a true point guard
Jaylen Barford is an athletic, skilled combo guard that can shoot and score the basketball. He can put up points in a hurry, but he also can sometimes be too inconsistent in games.
He had a tremendous showing at the 2018 Portsmouth Invitational as he led his team to win the championship at this event, and he could be a potential second round this year.
Arkansas’ Article on Barford Named Portsmouth MVP
1/2/18 Arkansas vs. Mississippi State
1/30/18 Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
4/11/18 Day 1 of the 2018 Portsmouth Invitational
4/13/18 Day 3 of the 2018 Portsmouth Invitational
4/14/18 Day 4 of the 2018 Portsmouth Invitational
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