Jaylen Nowell

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
College: Washington
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 7/9/1999

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 68โ€‹
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
โ€‹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

Games Scouted:

11/6/18 Washington vs. Western Kentucky

12/5/18 Washington vs. Gonzaga

1/30/19 Washington vs. USC

5/16/19 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Game

5/17/19 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Game

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