Jalen Green

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: G League Ignite
(Fresno, CA)
HT: 6-6WT: 175
BORN: 2/09/01YEAR: 01WING: 6-7 1/2REACH: NA
Jalen Green goes to the G League

Draft Notes

Jalen Green will hone his talents for a year with the G League Ignite team before likely hearing his name called in the top 5 of the 2021 draft. Shooting guard prospects with his combination of athleticism and shot making ability don’t come along often. He grades out a little better than past prospects Anthony Edwards, Andrew Wiggins and O.J. Mayo.

Green has ideal size for the position and should continue to grow into his somewhat wiry frame. He’s a quick-twitch athlete with elite burst and bounce.

Green not only has a quick first step but he plays with good rhythm and change of speed, allowing him to blow by defenders and get to the cup. Driving the ball to the rim is becoming a strength of his and really compliments his pull-up game.

He elevates well and can really punch the ball home. He already shows a good ability to finish through contact and will continue to improve in this regard has he adds weight and strength. He’s an aggressive slasher who can really explode to the rim off of backdoor cuts and also has a nice runner which he uses to score over length.

He sees the floor well and knows when to move the ball. Has some point guard skills and is much more than just a scorer.

Keeps the defense honest with his outside shooting and has a deadly step back J. Is becoming a knock down three point shooter. If he can develop into an elite shooter the skies the limit.

Green isn’t a huge standout on the defensive end but he’s a solid defender and rebounder who plays a complete game. And he’s got all the tools to develop into a big time defender as his game matures.


Comparisons

  • a better version of O.J. Mayo.
  • built like Ray Allen
  • game like Clyde Drexler
  • fierce like Kobe.

Draft Projection

top 3 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 Shooting Guards

  1. Jalen Green – 6-5 – G League Ingite
  2. Moses Moody – 6-6 – Arkansas
  3. Keon Johnson – 6-5 – Tennessee 
  4. Jaden Springer – 6-4 – Tennessee
  5. James Bouknight – 6-4 – UConn
  6. Cam Thomas – 6-3 – LSU
  7. RJ Nembhard – 6-5 – TCU
  8. Josh Christopher – 6-5 – Arizona State
  9. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  10. Mojave King – 6-5 – Australia
  11. Taevion Kinsey – 6-5 – Marshall
  12. David Duke – 6-5 – Providence
  13. Chris Duarte – 6-6 – Oregon
  14. Brandon Boston Jr. – 6-7 – Kentucky 
  15. Terrance Clarke – 6-6 – Kentucky
  16. Joe Wieskamp – 6-6 – Iowa
  17. Paul Scruggs – 6-4 – Xavier
  18. Alan Griffin – 6-5 – Syracuse
  19. Scottie Lewis – 6-5 – Florida
  20. Ron Harper Jr. – 6-6 – Rutgers
  21. Juhann Begarin – 6-4 – France
  22. M.J. Walker – 6-5 – Florida State
  23. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  24. Quentin Grimes – 6-5 – Houston
  25. Marcus Zegarowski – 6-2 – Creighton
  26. John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama
  27. Malcolm Cazalon – 6-6 – France 
  28. Aaron Wiggins – 6-6 – Maryland
  29. Ochai Agbaji – 6-5 – Kansas 
  30. A.J. Lawson – 6-6 – South Carolina 
  31. Nahziah Carter – 6-6 – NA
  32. Kyree Walker – 6-4 – Phoenix, AZ