NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: SG||FROM: G League Ignite|
|HT: 6-5||WT: 185|
|BORN: 7/5/02||YEAR: USA02||WING: 6-10||REACH: NA|
Jaden Hardy came into the G League season as a potential high lottery pick but after a subpar start to the season he fell down draft boards. Hardy did play well over the second half of the year and is regaining some traction as a late lottery to mid first round pick.
At about 6-5 he’s got decent size for the shooting guard position and has enough athleticism to hold his own – although he’s not a crazy bouncy or burst-y athlete.
He’s a good ball handler who can get to his spots and gets good separation on his perimeter jumpers. Can really dance with the ball and shake his man.
Hardy has deep range and is a high level shot maker. He can carry a team with his offensive ability, draining 3’s from the logo or breaking down the defense with the dribble and scoring from mid range or in the lane.
The flashes Hardy shows make him look like a top 10 pick but he needs to be much more consistent. He hit just 27% from 3 during his time in the G League and just 35% from the floor. He’s a better shooter than that and I think he could surprise at the next level.
In this very deep shooting guard class Hardy gets a big over-looked but has a chance to be a 20ppg scorer at some point in his career and could be steal if he falls much outside the lottery.
- Anfernee Simons
mid to late first round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft
2022 Shooting Guards
- Jaden Ivey – 6-4 – Purdue
- Shaedon Sharpe – 6-6 – Kentucky (Canada)
- Johnny Davis – 6-5 – Wisconsin
- Benedict Mathurin – 6-6 – Arizona
- Malaki Branham – 6-5 – Ohio State
- Jalen Williams – 6-6 – Santa Clara
- Ochai Agbaji – 6-5 – Kansas
- Gabriele Procida – 6-7 – Italy
- Blake Wesley – 6-5 – Notre Dame
- Jaden Hardy – 6-5 – G League Ignite
- MarJon Beauchamp – 6-6 – G League Ignite
- Ryan Rollins – 6-4 – Toledo
- Max Christie – 6-5 – Michigan State
- Christian Braun – 6-6 – Kansas
- Bryce McGowens – 6-6 – Nebraska
- Alondes Williams – 6-5 – Wake Forest
- Trevor Keels – 6-5 – Duke
- Keon Ellis – 6-6 – Alabama
- Kameron McGusty – 6-5 – Miami
- Michael Devoe – 6-5 – Geogia Tech
- Tevin Brown – 6-5 – Murray State
- Matteo Spagnolo – 6-4 – Italy
- Tyrese Martin – 6-6 – UConn
- Taevion Kinsey – 6-5 – Marshall
- Ron Harper Jr. – 6-6 – Rutgers