Matt Jones

Height: 6-5
Weight: 202
College: Duke
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 12/5/1994

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

 
​Pros:

Good shooter, especially off the catch
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Solid playmaker
Good defensive player that can get steals
Better athlete than advertised
Smart player that has very good intangibles​

Cons:

Streaky shooter
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

Summary:

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.​

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Duke Bio

Games Scouted:

11/15/16 Duke vs. Kansas

11/29/16 Duke vs. Michigan State

12/6/16 Duke vs. Florida

1/10/17 Duke vs. Florida State

1/23/17 Duke vs. NC State

1/30/17 Duke vs. Notre Dame

2/22/17 Duke vs. Syracuse

2/28/17 Duke vs. Florida State