Jabari Smith

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: Auburn
(Tyrone, GA)
HT: 6-9WT: 205
BORN: 5/13/03YEAR: HSsr.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 – Sussex, WI 
  2. Adrian Griffin Jr. – 6-6 – Duke
  3. Ousmane Dieng – 6-7 – France
  4. Caleb Houstan – 6-8 – Michigan (Canada)
  5. Kendall Brown – 6-6 – Baylor
  6. Payton Watson – 6-9 – UCLA
  7. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Baylor
  8. Trey Murphy III – 6-9 – Virginia
  9. Jalen Wilson – 6-8 – Kansas
  10. Abramo Canka – 6-7 – Italy
  11. Mario Nakic – 6-7 – Serbia
  12. Jabari Walker – 6-8 – Colorado
  13. Yannick Kraag – 6-8 – Netherlands
  14. Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
  15. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  16. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – NA
  17. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe – 6-7 – OK State (Canada)
  18. Hyunjung Lee – 6-7 – Davidson (South Korea)
  19. Alex Antetokounmpo – 6-7 – USA