Jaylen Hoard NBA Draft Scouting Report

Position

  Height

 Weight

 From

SF  6-8  205  Wake Forest (France)

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 3/30/99 7-1 NA  NA

Overview
Jaylen Hoard is a long, quick and athletic small forward who has the kind of versatility and upside that scouts love. His 7-1 wingspan allows him to play big and make plays in the lane while his open court quickness and emerging offensive game give him a lot of promise as an NBA wing. A native of France, Hoard is bringing is talents to Wake Forest where he'll learn from NBA great Danny Manning.

Strengths
  • Athleticism: Hoard can really get up and down the court and is a long and fluid athlete
  • A quick leaper who gets above the rim in a hurry and has a quick second jump
  • Has great length with a +5 wingspan
  • His length, quick feet and coordination make him a versatile defender who can wreck havoc in the passing lanes and can guard 2-4
  • Shows promise as a scorer, especially in the mid range and with his face-up game
  • Has a quick first step and can take his man off the dribble and get to the lane
  • Does a good job of penetrating and finding the open man, showing natural play-making skills
  • A solid ball handler who can attack off the bounce
  • Attacks the offensive glass well and rebounds both ends of the floor
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't have great natural strength and will have to hit the weight room hard
  • Isn't yet a consistent three point threat
Comparisons
  • Mo Harkless
  • A more advanced Jerami Grant
  • Al-Farouq Aminu
Projection: mid first to early second round pick in the 2019 or 2020 NBA Draft