Jalen Suggs

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PG SGFROM: GonzagaHT: 6-4WT: 198
BORN: 6/3/01YEAR: Fr.WING: 6-5REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Jalen Suggs is a natural point guard with good size, great vision and excellent quickness. He’s got elite BBIQ and competitive fire and is a true leader on the court. He’s had a monster freshman season so far and has gone from a mid lottery projection to a near lock for the top 5, with some no.1 overall consideration.

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 lights out 3pt shooter who doesn’t always look for his shot but can score in bunches when needed.

Suggs is a legit 5 star talent who possesses good size and high end athleticism to go along with a smooth game. He’s lightening quick with the ball and is a strong, well built athlete. He’s an aggressive driver who takes advantage of any crease in the defense and can get to the cup in a hurry.

Jalen is a very heady player who makes the right play and is a team first guy. Has an advanced understanding of the game for a young guard and can be like a coach on the floor.

Suggs has a smooth jumper with a nice quick release and good range. As with the rest of his game, he makes his jumper look effortless.

Has a quick first step and is a bouncy athlete who can play above the rim. 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.


Comparisons

  • bigger Chauncey Billups
  • George Hill+++

Draft Projection

top 5 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 Point Guard Rankings

  1. Cade Cunningham – 6-7 – Oklahoma State
  2. Jalen Suggs – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  3. Sharife Cooper 6-0 – Auburn
  4. Daishon Nix – 6-4 – G League
  5. Ayo Dosunmu – 6-5 – Illinois
  6. Jared Butler – 6-3 – Baylor
  7. David Johnson – 6-5 – Louisville
  8. Nah’Shon Hyland – 6-3 – VCU
  9. Josh Giddey – 6-8 – Australia
  10. Tre Mann – 6-4 – Florida
  11. Miles McBride – 6-2 – West Virginia
  12. Jason Preston – 6-4 – Ohio
  13. Rokas Jokubaitis – 6-4 – Lithuania
  14. Carlos Alocen – 6-4 – Spain
  15. Joel Ayayi – 6-5 – Gonzaga
  16. Davion Mitchell – 6-2 – Baylor
  17. Javonte Smart – 6-4 – LSU
  18. Quade Green – 6-1 – Washington