NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: SF||FROM: Houston|
New Freedom, PA (IMG)
|HT: 6-8||WT: 235|
|BORN: 09/04/03||YEAR: Fr.||WING: 7-2||REACH: NA|
Jarace is a big forward with tons of natural strength. He’s got big shoulders and a rock solid frame, while also showing good agility and vertical explosion. He fits the mold of modern day 4 or small ball 5.
Walker is a versatile player who can play multiple roles on both ends of the floor. He can guard up and down the line-up and has the strength to hold his own in the paint against “true” centers. He’s a good rim protector, especially coming from the weak-side. His plus wingspan really shows up on D.
He’s a load to handle when driving to the basket, using his big frame to shield defenders and bully his way to the hoop. His growth/improvement on the offensive end has been impressive – and he’ll continue to refine his iso scoring and play-making ability.
One thing that really stands out is how quick, agile and nimble he is for his size, which makes him really hard to defend. He can blow-by bigger defenders and overpower smaller defenders.
Has a nice compact jump shot which shows a lot of promise. This isn’t a strength of his game at this point but he’ll very likely develop a solid 3pt shot in time. His mid range game is already far advanced.
- more versatile John Collins
- Paul Milsap
No.5-10 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft
2023 Power Forwards
- Jarace Walker – 6-8 – Houston
- Taylor Hendricks – 6-9 – UCF
- Leonard Miller – 6-10 – Ignite (Canada)
- Gregory Jackson – 6-9 – South Carolina
- Kris Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
- Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
- Olivier-Maxence Prosper – 6-8 – Marquette (Canada)
- Mouhamed Gueye – 6-10 – Washington State
- Adama Sanogo – 6-9 – UConn
- Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
- Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton
- Tosan Evbuomwan – 6-8 – Princeton
- Hunter Tyson – 6-8 – Clemson
- Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
- John Castleton – 6-11 – Florida
- Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Washington
- Pete Nance – 6-10 – UNC
- Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky