Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu. 2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Good shooter, especially off the catch
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Good defensive player that can get steals
Better athlete than advertised
Smart player that has very good intangibles
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Unselfish to a fault
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can commit bad fouls
Not overly explosive
Overshadowed by his higher profile teammates
Matt Jones is a 6-5 swingman that may project into a 3 and D role in the NBA. He is a very good spot up shooter that can knock down plenty of threes off the catch, and he is a standout defender that can get stops and steals for his team.
Right now, he is not getting much draft buzz at the moment. But best case scenario, he ends up thriving as a solid role player in the mold of a Danny Green type in the league. If he has a solid senior year and keeps progressing as a player, he could play his way into the NBA.
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