Jaden Ivey

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: PurdueHT: 6-4WT: 200
BORN: 2/13/02YEAR: So.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

We throw around the phrase ‘elite athlete’ a lot but Jaden Ivey is truly an elite level athlete. His speed in the open court and the way he explodes into the lane reminds of Ja Morant. Ivey has a gear that most guards don’t have and he has serious blow-by speed.

On the defensive end Ivey is a pesky on the ball defender who really gets after it. He hounds opposing ball handlers and puts constant pressure on the ball. He reads the passing lanes well and gives good help defense. He’s got long arms and very quick hands and can guard either guard position thanks to his great speed.

On the offensive end he’s at his best taking the ball into the lane and using his quickness, leaping ability and length to score in the paint. He’s got awesome hang-time and is a nasty dunker.

He’s also become really good at finding shooters after collapsing the defense and shows some lead guard abilities. He can score pretty much at will but plays an unselfish game and is at his best when surrounded by shooters.

Ivey is a much improved 3pt shooter (up to 36%) and has now become a real 3 level scorer. His shot looks good (shoots it kind of like Ja Morant) and he’ll just need to get a little more consistent and more efficient to be considered a knockdown shooter. He’s also a big shot taker who doesn’t back down from the big moments and wants the ball in his hands with the game on the line.

After a solid freshmen season Ivey has become a star in year two and looks like a lock to get drafted in the top 5 of the 2022 draft.


Comparisons

  • burst and speed like Ja Morant
  • shades of Dwyane Wade
  • a much, much, much better version of Josh Richardson

Draft Projection

top 4 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

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2022 SG Rankings

  1. Shaedon Sharpe – 6-6 – Kentucky (Canada)
  2. Jaden Ivey – 6-4 – Purdue
  3. Benedict Mathurin – 6-6 – Arizona
  4. Johnny Davis – 6-5 – Wisconsin
  5. Malaki Branham – 6-5 – Ohio State
  6. Dyson Daniels – 6-7 – G League Ignite (Australia)
  7. Blake Wesley – 6-5 – Notre Dame
  8. MarJon Beauchamp – 6-6 – G League Ignite
  9. Jaden Hardy – 6-5 – G League Ignite
  10. Bryce McGowens – 6-6 – Nebraska
  11. Max Christie – 6-5 – Michigan State
  12. Gabriele Procida – 6-7 – Italy
  13. Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
  14. Ryan Rollins – 6-4 – Toledo
  15. Ochai Agbaji – 6-5 – Kansas 
  16. Trevor Keels – 6-5 – Duke
  17. Alondes Williams – 6-5 – Wake Forest
  18. Christian Braun – 6-6 – Kansas
  19. Caleb Love – 6-3 – UNC
  20. Kameron McGusty – 6-5 – Miami
  21. Tevin Brown – 6-5 – Murray State
  22. Mojave King – 6-5 – Australia
  23. Michael Devoe – 6-5 – Geogia Tech
  24. Taevion Kinsey – 6-5 – Marshall
  25. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  26. Matteo Spagnolo – 6-4 – Italy
  27. Ron Harper Jr. – 6-6 – Rutgers
  28. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  29. Fedor Zugic – 6-6 – Montenegro
  30. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  31. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  32. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee