Updated on 12/24/20. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Fairly good low post scorer
Decent shooter, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Fairly good defender
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite rebounder
Not an elite shot blocker
Can be undisciplined defensively, is foul prone
Kai Jones is a very athletic, energetic big man that can score the basketball in a variety of ways. He is a strong finisher around the basket, and he has range that extends all the way out to the three-point line. He’ll need to continue to improve as a rebounder and defender in games. Still, he had a very good showing at the Maui Invitational, and he could be a first round pick in the 2021 draft.
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