Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
Country: Dominican Republic
Professional Team: Overtime Elite
Classification: International ‘03
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 43
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Solid scorer off the dribble
Good rebounder for his size
Adept at collecting steals
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can tend to be a ball stopper on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Needs to add strength
Jean Montero is a fleet-footed guard that excels at attacking the hoop to score and get assists. He also does a good job of grabbing rebounds and steals in games. He will need to improve his three-point shot as well as his on-ball defense.
Recently, he signed on to join the Overtime Elite league, and Montero will likely be a heavily featured player in this new league. However, this new league also may raise a lot of questions. One significant concern is that there doesn’t seem to be very detailed statistics that are tracked in this league, which may make it more difficult to accurately gauge the success levels of each of the players in their new league. Because of this, it also would probably be difficult to gauge the competitiveness of this new league compared to other similar professional leagues.
Overall, Montero is a talented prospect that may possess considerable upside, and he is a score-first, point guard that currently projects to go in the second round in the 2022 draft.
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