College: Wake Forest
Good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Decent playmaker for his size
Has a long wingspan
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
Not an elite ball handler, struggles to use his left hand
Can be too turnover prone
His effort on defense can be lagging at times
Jaylen Hoard is an athletic, skilled combo forward that can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and he also can do a little bit of everything.
He put himself on the map as a draft prospect by posting a double-double when he scored 11 points and collected 15 rebounds in the 2018 Nike Hoop Summit. He will still need to improve in the finer points of the game, but he could be a potential second round pick in 2019.