J.T. Thor

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: AuburnHT: 6-9 1/4WT: 203
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: 7-3 1/4REACH: 9-2

Draft Notes

Thor wasn’t the most heralded recruit in the SEC but he proved to be one of the best pro prospects. While his skills are still developing and he could potentially use a second year of development he’s got all the tools you look for in a modern NBA forward.

He can really stroke it from downtown and shows a lot of promise to develop into a high level NBA 3pt shooter. He’s got a high release point and a smooth lefty shot. With his height and length it’s really hard to block. Speaking of length, Thor measured with a 7-3 1/4 wingspan at the combine, an exceptional number for a combo forward.

Thor can defend inside and out and has nice agility when defending against guards. He fits the mold of a modern versatile forward who can do a little bit of everything on the court.

He’s not a very powerful player and will have to bulk up but his frame should carry weight well. He’s not much of a low post scorer but he can make some noise in the paint on follow-up slams and scoring in transition.

He dunks the ball with ease rising high above the rim and showing off his length and high level athletic ability.. He’s just scratching the surface of his potential.


Comparisons

  • a higher upside version of Al-Farouq Aminu

Draft Projection

mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

Videos

https://youtu.be/JKUygD6TCcY
  1. Usman Garuba – 6-9 – Madrid, Spain
  2. Kai Jones – 6-10 – Texas (Bahamas)
  3. Isaiah Jackson – 6-9 – Kentucky
  4. J.T. Thor – 6-9 – Auburn
  5. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl – 6-9 – Villanova 
  6. Isaiah Todd – 6-10 – G League
  7. Amar Sylla – 6-10 – Senegal
  8. Feron Hunt – 6-8 – SMU
  9. Greg Brown III – 6-9 – Texas
  10. Matthew Hurt – 6-9 – Duke
  11. Yves Pons – 6-6 – Tennessee (France)
  12. Justin Champagnie – 6-6 – Pittsburgh
  13. Oscar da Silva – 6-9 – Stanford