Ron Harper Jr.

Created on 9/8/20.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 240
College: Rutgers
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: Unknown

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent shooter
Adequate playmaker
Solid rebounder
Adequate defender
Solid athlete
Has good hands

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter
Only an average free throw shooter
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Not an elite ball handler
May struggle to guard quicker players

Summary:

Ron Harper Jr. is an athletic, energetic swingman that could project to be a solid role player in the NBA.  He is a high-motor player that runs the floor well, and he has good hands that allows him to finish numerous plays above the rim to score the basketball.  He also has shown an improved jump shot lately, and he is an active defender that can make plays on the ball to get stops for his team.  He will need to be a more consistent shooter and focused defender in games, but he is a talented prospect that could be a solid pick for an NBA team in the 2021 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
The Rookie Wire’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
YouTube’s 12/14/19 Rutgers-Seton Hall Game via Big Ten Network
YouTube’s 3/7/20 Rutgers-Purdue Game via Big Ten Network


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Side note: His birthday is currently unknown, but based on this tweet from his father, former Chicago Bulls’ star guard and NBA champion, Ron Harper, his son, Ron Harper Jr.’s birthdate is estimated to be 4/12/2000.

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