Jabari Smith

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: Auburn
(Tyrone, GA)
HT: 6-9WT: 205
BORN: 5/13/03YEAR: Fr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Jabari is an ultra-talented power forward with solid athleticism and an emerging offensive game. He’s versatile on both ends of the court and is a complete basketball player, able to handle the ball, shoot the rock, rebound and defend.

Jabari is a good but not great athlete. He isn’t the fastest quick-twitch athlete but has more than enough burst to stay in front of wings and guard multiple positions. His game is more about talent and skill than pure athleticism.

He’s got a nice shooting touch from mid range and can face up and drive the ball. He’s a good rebounder who seems to know where the ball is going. And he can score in the lane against length.

Jabari projects as a one and done lottery pick with some top 5 upside.


Comparisons

  • Rashard Lewis
  • Kevon Looney++

Draft Projection

lottery pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

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2022 Small Forwards

  1. Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-10 – Wisconsin Milwaukee 
  2. Adrian Griffin Jr. – 6-6 – Duke
  3. Caleb Houstan – 6-8 – Michigan (Canada)
  4. Kendall Brown – 6-6 – Baylor
  5. Payton Watson – 6-9 – UCLA
  6. Ousmane Dieng – 6-7 – France
  7. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Baylor
  8. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
  9. Julian Champagnie – 6-8 – St. Johns
  10. Johnny Juzang – 6-7 – UCLA
  11. Jalen Wilson – 6-8 – Kansas
  12. Jermaine Samuels – 6-7 – Villanova
  13. Josh Minott – 6-8 – Memphis
  14. Jabari Walker – 6-8 – Colorado
  15. Jordan Hall – 6-8 – St. Joes
  16. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  17. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  18. Abramo Canka – 6-7 – Italy
  19. Hyunjung Lee – 6-7 – Davidson (South Korea)
  20. Mario Nakic – 6-7 – Serbia
  21. Yannick Kraag – 6-8 – Netherlands
  22. Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
  23. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  24. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe – 6-7 – OK State (Canada)