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Ja’Kobe Walter

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: Baylor
(McKinney, TX)
HT: 6-5WT: 195
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Walter is a prototypical two-guard who has the size, the tools and the talent to be a high level NBA player.

He’s a skilled shot-maker with deep range on his jumper and nice shooting form. He has a really smooth release and puts great rotation on the ball. His outside shot is his most intriguing NBA skill.

Walter has the handles and acceleration to get past defenders and does a nice job of finding his mid range game. He gets great elevation on his jumper and can get his shot off over length. At this point he’s not a great finisher in the lane and doesn’t show a lot of creativity with the dribble to create his own offense – but he’s improving in these areas and should continue to expand this part of his game.

He competes on both ends and doesn’t take plays off but isn’t always the most aware defender and can get ball-watching. He’s got the tools to be a good defender but needs to put in the work to get better technique and develop the attitude that all great defenders have.

He’s a very good athlete but not elite by NBA standards.

Walter is a likely lottery pick thanks to his awesome outside shooting ability and prototypical NBA shooting guard frame.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

lottery to mid first round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft or 2025 NBA Draft

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2024 SG Rankings

  1. Dalton Knecht – 6-6 – Tennessee
  2. Reed Sheppard – 6-3 – Kentucky
  3. Stephon Castle – 6-6 – UConn
  4. Ja’Kobe Walter – 6-5 – Baylor
  5. Johnny Furphy – 6-9 – Kansas (Australia)
  6. Kyshawn George – 6-8 – Miami (Switzerland)
  7. Devin Carter – 6-3 – Providence
  8. Jared McCain – 6-3 – Duke
  9. Kevin McCullar Jr. – 6-6 – Kansas
  10. Antonio Reeves – 6-6 – Kentucky
  11. Kam Jones – 6-4 – Marquette
  12. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Wake Forest
  13. D.J. Wagner – 6-3 – Kentucky
  14. Ajay Mitchell 6-5 – UC Santa Barbara
  15. Adama Bal – 6-7 – Santa Clara (France)
  16. Baylor Scheierman – 6-6- Creighton
  17. Wooga Poplar – 6-5 – Miami
  18. Thierry Darlan – 6-6 – G League Ignite (Senegal)
  19. Matthew Cleveland – 6-7 – Miami
  20. Cam Spencer – 6-4 – UConn
  21. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  22. Pelle Larsson – 6-5 – Arizona (Sweden)
  23. Judah Mintz – 6-4 – Syracuse
  24. Jaxson Robinson – 6-7 – BYU
  25. Harrison Ingram – 6-8 – UNC
  26. Matthew Murrell – 6-4 – Mississippi
  27. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  28. Johnell Davis – 6-4 – Florida Atlantic
  29. Caleb Love – 6-3 – Arizona
  30. Davonte Davis – 6-4 – Arkansas
  31. Fedor Zugic – 6-6 – Montenegro
  32. Jayson Tchicamboud – 6-5 – France
  33. Langston Love – 6-4 – Baylor
  34. Jordan Longino – 6-7 – Villanova
  35. Will Richard – 6-5 – Florida
  36. Kadary Richmond – 6-5 – Seton Hall