Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Good at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Decent low post scorer
Tremendous free throw generator
Very good motor
Needs to improve his shooting
Must expand upon his shooting range
Can struggle to protect the basketball
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be foul prone
Undersized big man in a wing player’s body
Jordan Murphy is a productive combo forward that can score and grab many rebounds in the paint. However, the NBA has been moving towards a pace and space style and towards an increasingly perimeter oriented game.
Players of his size dimensions have to be able to play out on the perimeter, or they will likely not adjust well to the league, as opposing defenses can sag off him and use his defender as an additional weak-side help defender to shut down the offense. Though he has been quite productive throughout his collegiate career, he will have to adapt his game to fit the modern NBA.