Professional Team: SLUC Nancy Basket
Classification: International ’97
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate shooter, has stretch big potential
Adequate defensive player
Very good shot blocker
Excellent size to play inside
Rock solid motor
Struggles to score in traffic
Bad free throw shooter
Needs to expand upon his low post moves
Can be turnover prone
Can be out of position and undisciplined defensively
Must get a lot stronger
Has not seen much playing time in the top professional leagues
Was diagnosed with a career-threatening disorder, Marfan’s syndrome
Jonathan Jeanne is a very athletic big man that possesses a solid physical profile. He is a high energy player that can often score on hustle plays, and he also is a terrific rebounder that can get blocks and steals for his team. Plus, he has been improving his skill set on offense, as he could potentially develop into being a stretch big in the NBA.
However, he may still need to refine his skills and overall game, as he may struggle to consistently create his own shot at the next level, and he can tend to be out of position quite a bit on defense.Jeanne had played very well at the 2017 NBA Draft Combine, but afterwards, he then suffered a significant setback as it was revealed that he has Marfan’s syndrome, which could scare teams as he may likely pose as a health risk when he is on out on the floor.
It is the same condition that former potential first round prospect Isaiah Austin was diagnosed with, and it has caused Jeanne’s stock to drop considerably. As where before, he was rated as a likely late first round pick with a chance to be selected in the mid first round.But right now, if he gets drafted, he could end up being a second round draft and stash pick this year. He’s a very talented player, but his health concerns may cause him to slide considerably on draft day.