Jalen Johnson NBA Draft Scouting Report

Position

  Height

 Weight

 From

PG SG SF  6-7  200  Sun Prairie, WI

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 12/18/01 6-9 NA  NA

Overview
Johnson is a versatile player who can play on or off the ball and has legit point guard skills in a 6-7 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, despite his skinny frame.

Strengths
  • 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
Weaknesses
  • Has a skinny frame and needs to add strength/muscle
  • Needs to tighten up his ball handling and develop his left hand
Comparisons
  • Reminds of Shaun Livingston
  • Has some Paul Pierce-like abilities
Projection: lottery to mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft