NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
Jalen Suggs is a natural point guard who can play on or off the ball. He’s a fierce competitor who wills his team to victory and plays with awesome energy and passion.
Suggs sees the game at a high level and understands the nuances of the game. He’s got elite BBIQ and competitive fire and is a true leader on the court.
He had a monster freshman season and has gone from a mid lottery projection to a near lock for the top 6, with some top 2 consideration.
On offense Suggs plays with good balance, operates within the flow of the game and also has the ability to take over when needed. He’s a solid 3pt shooter who doesn’t always look for his shot but can score in bunches when needed. He needs to get more consistent from downtown but has all the makings of becoming a high level NBA 3pt shooter.
He’s lightening quick with the ball and is a strong, well built athlete who can barrel into the lane and adsorb contact on his way to the rim. He’s an aggressive driver who takes advantage of any crease in the defense and can get to the cup in a hurry.
Very fast in the open court, Suggs can put a ton of pressure on the defense with his transition game and open court ability.
Has versatility on both ends of the floor and can play off the ball without losing his effectiveness.
His football background really shows up on the defense end and rebounding the ball where he’s aggressive and powerful at the point of attack and plays bigger than his height. He plays the passing lanes really well and reads the play like an NFL safety. He’s got the strength and quickness to guard multiple positions.
From an intangibles standpoint he’s off the charts, showing elite competitive fire, leadership, hustle and a will to win.
- bigger Chauncey Billups
- Brandon Roy
top 5 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft
2021 Point Guard Rankings
- Cade Cunningham – 6-8 – Oklahoma St.
- Jalen Suggs – 6-4 – Gonzaga
- Josh Giddey – 6-8 – Australia
- Davion Mitchell – 6-2 – Baylor
- Jared Butler – 6-3 – Baylor
- Tre Mann – 6-5 – Florida
- Miles McBride – 6-2 – West Virginia
- Nah’Shon Hyland – 6-3 – VCU
- Sharife Cooper 6-0 – Auburn
- Ayo Dosunmu – 6-5 – Illinois
- Joel Ayayi – 6-5 – Gonzaga
- Rokas Jokubaitis – 6-4 – Lithuania
- Duane Washington Jr. – 6-3 – Ohio State
- Dalano Banton – 6-9 – Nebraska
- Daishon Nix – 6-4 – G League
- David Johnson – 6-5 – Louisville
- Jason Preston – 6-4 – Ohio
- D.J. Carton – 6-1 – Marquette
- Javonte Smart – 6-4 – LSU
- Mac McClung – 6-2 – Texas Tech