Jalen Johnson NBA Draft Scouting Report





PG SG SF  6-8  215 Duke
Sun Prairie, WI



  Standing Reach


 12/18/01 6-10 1/2 (2017) 8-8 1/2 (2017)  NA

Johnson is a versatile player who can play on or off the ball and has legit point guard skills in a 6-8 frame. He excels at initiating the fast break and finding teammates and is a true quarterback of the offense. His length and athleticism allow him to defend multiple positions and he's a high level rebounder who can hold is own in the paint. He projects as a one and done lottery pick for Duke.

  • A heady player who makes good reads and is a skilled passer
  • Has excellent speed and overall athleticism - plays above the rim with ease
  • Has good shooting form and shows a lot of promise with his outside shot
  • Can get his own shot off the dribble using his slick ball handling, step back and fade away moves
  • Has a smooth mid range game and a soft touch around the basket
  • Crashes the boards well and can rip and run
  • Has good length for a perimeter defender and can really lock down his man
  • Defends at the rim well for a wing/guard
  • Is an overall versatile player on both ends of the floor
  • Needs to tighten up his ball handling and develop his left hand
  • Needs to get more consistent shooting from downtown
  • Has some Paul Pierce-like abilities
Projection: top 8 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft