Jaylen Nowell

Height: 6-4

Weight: 195

College: Washington

Classification: Sophomore

Birthdate: 7/9/1999

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 68

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

​2019 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 43 by the Minnesota Timberwolves

Pros:

Good scorer off the dribble

Good shooter, especially from deep

Can post up smaller players

Adequate playmaker

Good athlete

Versatile player that can play either backcourt position

Cons:

Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers

Can gamble too much defensively

Played in a zone defensive scheme

Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two

Summary:

Jaylen Nowell is a skilled combo guard that can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and he also is an above average facilitator on offense.  He can play either backcourt position, and he has had a solid sophomore season.

On the other hand, he is a bit undersized to play out on the wing and played in a zone defensive scheme, so he will need to adjust to playing in a man-to-man defense at the next level.  Right now, Nowell may be a second round prospect for the upcoming draft.

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile