Jordan Caroline

Height: 6-7

Weight: 235

College: Nevada

Classification: Senior

Birthdate: 1/15/1996

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Fairly good scorer off the dribble

Adequate low post scorer

Excels at scoring on the move

Tremendous free throw generator

Decent playmaker

Good rebounder

Good athlete

Good size to play out on the wing

Rock solid motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting

Below average free throw shooter

Can be undisciplined defensively

Does not collect enough steals or blocks

Can play too wildly at times

May potentially be a tweener

Has limited experience against top competition

Summary:

Jordan Caroline is an athletic, high-motor combo forward that quietly had a solid senior season for Nevada.  He is a versatile scorer that can get numerous tough scores around the basket, and he is also quite active on the boards.

On the other hand, he may need to improve his outside shot, and he may have a tendency to play too wildly at times.  Also, he will likely need to show that he can play solid defense on a consistent basis, especially against tough teams.

Right now, he has not garnered much draft buzz, but with his skill set, combined with having good athletic gifts and motor, Caroline could end up being a potential second round pick in the future.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

Yahoo Sports’ Article on Caroline Returning