Updated on 6/26/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Can post up smaller players
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Fairly good rebounder
Above average athlete
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Unselfish to a fault
Needs to improve his ball handling
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can be foul prone
Not an elite athlete
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. Samuels has not shot the ball very well this season and he really struggled in his team’s loss to Baylor, but he could project into a 3 and D role at the NBA level if he is able to make it there one day.
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
12/12/21 Villanova vs. Baylor
4/2/22 Villanova vs. Kansas
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