D.J. Jefferies

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: MemphisHT: 6-7WT: 205
BORN: 12/28/99YEAR: So.WING: 6-9 1/2REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Jefferies is a 6-7 athlete with a solid frame and an attacking style of play. He’s got good length, a lot of bounce and is developing the skills to play on the wing.

  • Has a strong frame, despite being fairly skinny – muscular with broad shoulders and good length
  • Plays above the rim with ease
  • Has some wiggle with the dribble including a wide crossover and good change of speeds – has become more than just a straight line driver
  • Has decent shooting form and can hit the 3 point shot – puts good rotation on the ball and rises up with confidence
  • Has all the tools to be a standout defender and seems to take the task personally
  • Has enough strength and size to guard in the lane and the quickness and lateral agility to guard smaller players on the perimeter
  • Rebounds well on both ends of the floor
  • Has somewhat of a low release point on his jumper (although he hits it)
  • Needs to tighten his handles and develop his left hand
  • Seems to disappear at times and needs to learn to play with a consistent motor
  • Like most young players, he needs to learn the finer points of the game and develop his BBIQ

Comparisons

  • Loul Deng

Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft or 2022 NBA Draft

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2021 Small Forwards

  1. Jonathan Kuminga -6-8 – G League (Congo)
  2. Jalen Johnson – 6-8 – Duke
  3. Ziaire Williams – 6-7 – Stanford
  4. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  5. Wendall Moore – 6-6 – Duke
  6. Chris Smith – 6-9 – UCLA
  7. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  8. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
  9. Trendon Watford – 6-8 – LSU
  10. Franz Wagner – 6-8 – Michigan (Germany)
  11. Derrick Alston Jr. – 6-9 – Boise State
  12. Corey Kispert – 6-7 – Gonzaga
  13. Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
  14. Emmitt Mathews Jr. – 6-7 – West Virginia