Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 91
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Gifted shooter from all over the floor
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Makes clutch shots
Very good free throw shooter
Adequate defensive player
Better athlete than advertised
Has great size to play multiple positions
Tough, smart player that has great intangibles
Can be a streaky shooter
Does not draw enough free throws
Needs to improve his rebounding
Does not collect enough steals or blocks
Can pick up quick fouls
Not overly explosive
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside
Kris Jenkins is a smart, skilled swingman that projects to be a second round pick for the upcoming draft. He played an integral role in helping his team win the 2016 NCAA Championship last season.
He is a versatile offensive player that can help a team in many ways. Jenkins is a very good shooter that excels at knocking down outside shots off the catch. Also, he can get plenty of scores on rolls to the rim, and he has great size to post up other wing players on the court.
Also, Jenkins possesses solid playmaking skills. He is a skilled passer that sees the floor well, and he is an unselfish player that can make an assortment of passes to set up a wealth of scores for his teammates.
But, he will need to improve his rebounding. He does not collect many boards for a player his size, as he will have to be more consistent at hauling in rebounds on a daily basis.
Jenkins is a decent defensive player. He is more of a position defender, as he will make sound rotations, and generally be in the right spots to contest shots and force misses. But sometimes, he can be overly aggressive, which can cause him to run into foul trouble.
In general, Kris Jenkins is an intriguing prospect. He is a big point forward that can shoot the basketball, and he has a variety of skills that can help his team. He played a key role in helping his team win the title last year, and he could end up being the consummate role player in the NBA in the mold of a Kyle Singler type in this league.
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