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Jake LaRavia

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: Wake ForestHT: 6-8WT: 235
BORN: NAYEAR: Jr.WING: 6-11REACH: NA

Draft Notes

A versatile and crafty wide-bodied forward with a high skill level, LaRavia has been rising up draft boards in the months leading up to the draft and is a possible mid to late first round pick.

He had a strong junior season, his first at Wake Forest, after transferring from Indiana State.

LaRavia shoots the ball very well from outside and has a smooth quick release. Hit 38% from 3pt and 78% from the FT this year. After shooting the lights out at the draft combine he seems to have solidified his place as one of the best 3pt shooters in this draft class.

Jake isn’t a plus athlete in terms of speed and vertical but has a lot of strength and power. Has good length and broad shoulders, which helps him hold his own in the lane. He also shows very good positioning and decent lateral agility when guarding in space and is able to switch onto guards. He might not be an elite defender but won’t be a liability on D.

His great 3pt shooting really opens up his offensive game. He’s able to attacks close-outs well and has some creativity with the ball when driving into the lane. He’s more of a below the rim player who uses his broad shoulders to carve out space and shed defenders.

He isn’t a big name prospect but could turn out to be better than a lot of the well known guys.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

mid first to early second round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

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2022 PF Rankings

  1. Jabari Smith – 6-10 – Auburn
  2. Paolo Banchero – 6-9 – Duke
  3. Keegan Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
  4. Jeremy Sochan – 6-9 – Baylor (England)
  5. Nikola Jovic – 6-10 – Serbia
  6. Jake LaRavia – 6-8 – Wake Forest
  7. E.J. Liddell – 6-7 – Ohio State
  8. Dominick Barlow – 6-9 – Overtime Elite
  9. John Butler – 7-1 – Florida State
  10. Moussa Diabate – 6-10 – Michigan (France)
  11. Michael Foster – 6-8 – G League Ignite
  12. Karlo Matkovic – 6-11 – Bosnia
  13. Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-10 – Wisconsin Milwaukee 
  14. David Roddy – 6-5 – Colorado State
  15. Brady Manek – 6-9 – North Carolina
  16. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  17. Babacar Sane – 6-8 – Senegal
  18. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Australia