Updated on 4/12/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter, especially from the mid-range
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Fairly good rebounder
Inconsistent long-range shooter
Unselfish to a fault
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can be foul prone
Overshadowed by his higher profile teammates
Jermaine Samuels is an athletic, energetic swingman that could project to be a 3 and D type of role player in the NBA. He can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and he also has a knack for drawing fouls upon his defenders to get to the free throw line. He’s flown under the radar, as he is a bit of a relative low volume offensive player, but he is also on one of the best teams in college basketball. Recently, Samuels and his teammate Collin Gillespie returned to play for a fifth season at Villanova next year. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2022 draft.
Villanova Basketball Bio
ESPN’s Article on Samuels and Gillespie Returning for a Fifth Season
12/30/19 Villanova vs. Xavier
1/14/20 Villanova vs. DePaul
12/6/20 Villanova vs. Texas
2/20/21 Villanova vs. Connecticut
3/27/21 Villanova vs. Baylor
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