Jaylen Johnson

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 230
College: Louisville
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 8/7/1996


Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Active finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate rebounder
Solid athlete
Good size to play any of the frontcourt positions
Has long arms


Needs to extend his shooting range
Needs to improve his low post game
Below average free throw shooter
Needs to improve his passing ability
May be quite raw offensively
Needs to improve his defense
Does not collect enough steals or blocks
Did not see enough playing time


Jaylen Johnson is an athletic combination forward that virtually came out of nowhere to suddenly emerge as a potential second round prospect for the 2017 NBA Draft.

​He was not a featured player on Louisville’s team this year and he was platooning with others in the rotation, but he was on one of the best teams in college basketball this past season.​

Johnson may have ways to go develop as a basketball player, but he has solid physical tools and was on one of the top teams in the country, so it may be possible that an NBA team may perhaps decide to pick him late in the second round on draft day.


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Games Scouted:

2/13/17 Louisville vs. Syracuse

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