Jermaine Samuels

Updated on 4/12/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 230
College: Villanova
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 11/13/1998

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
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
Adequate playmaker
Fairly good rebounder
Solid defender
Solid athlete
Good motor

Cons:
Inconsistent long-range shooter
Unselfish to a fault
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can be foul prone
Overshadowed by his higher profile teammates

Summary:
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.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Villanova Basketball Bio
ESPN’s Article on Samuels and Gillespie Returning for a Fifth Season

Games Scouted:
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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