Jericho Sims

Updated on 7/26/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 250
College: Texas
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 10/20/1998

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 79
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Strong finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Solid rebounder
Solid defender
Decent shot blocker
Has very good hands
Very good athlete
Good motor

Cons:
Needs to improve his face-up game
Bad free throw shooter
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite shot blocker
Can struggle to defend out on the perimeter

Summary:
Jericho Sims is a very athletic big man that could project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA.  He is a high-energy player that can score on rolls, put backs, in transition, and he can finish plays around the basket.   He also is a solid interior defender, and he is also a good shot blocker.

However, he will need to improve upon his skill set offensively, and he does not take enough shots on offense.  Right now, he is a borderline second round candidate for the 2021 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Texas Basketball Bio
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
11/9/18 Texas vs. Arkansas
11/22/18 Texas vs. North Carolina
1/29/19 Texas vs. Kansas
12/2/20 Texas vs. North Carolina
12/6/20 Texas vs. Villanova
2/2/21 Texas vs. Baylor
3/11/21 Texas vs. Texas Tech
6/24/21 The 2021 NBA Draft Combine
6/25/21 The 2021 NBA Draft Combine

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