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.

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. Smith is well on his way to being a dangerous 3pt threat and has all of the tools of a modern NBA 4.

Jabari is a really good athlete who moves well for his size. He isn’t the fastest quick-twitch athlete but has more than enough burst to stay in front of wings and guard multiple positions.

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


Comparisons

  • Rashard Lewis
  • Kevon Looney++

Draft Projection

top 8 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

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2022 Power Forwards

  1. Paolo Banchero – 6-9 – Duke
  2. Daimion Collins – 6-9 – Kentucky
  3. Jabari Smith – 6-9 – Auburn
  4. Nikola Jovic – 6-10 – Serbia
  5. Keegan Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
  6. Mouhamed Gueye – 6-10 – Washington State
  7. Michael Foster – 6-8 – G League Ignite
  8. Roko Prkacin – 6-9 – Croatia
  9. Moussa Diabate – 6-10 – Michigan (France)
  10. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield – 6-9 – Tennessee
  11. Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
  12. Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
  13. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  14. Babacar Sane – 6-8 – Senegal
  15. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Australia
  16. Dawson Garcia – 6-11 – UNC
  17. Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga 
  18. Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
  19. Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Kentucky
  20. Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton
  21. Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky
  22. C.J. Walker – 6-8 – UCF
  23. Lefteris Mantzoukas – 6-9 – Greece