NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: SF||FROM: G League|
|HT: 6-8||WT: 217|
|BORN: 10/6/02||YEAR: 02||WING: 6-11||REACH: NA|
Jonathan Kuminga is an elite level athlete and emerging star who has decided to forgo college in favor of the G League route.
He’s a surefire lottery pick in 2021, with top 5 potential.
Kuminga is the type of athlete that only comes a long every few years. He’s absolutely explosive off the floor and makes the rim look like a play-thing. He’s got a rock solid frame with elite quick-twitch athleticism.
His skill level is fairly advanced as well (but not yet polished), showing flashes of a really nice outside shot making and open court ball handling ability. At 6-8 and with that athleticism it’s really hard to guard him on the perimeter or block his shot. You have to respect his blow-by ability and so he’s able to find room to get his mid range or 3pt shot.
As his skill level develops and catches up to his athleticism, watch out! Kuminga could be a household name in a few years. He’s got the type of raw athleticism and strength that sets him apart from other prospects and is reminiscent of past high draft pick Shawn Marion but with more natural strength than Marion.
Kuminga is at his best when he puts his head down and goes to the basket, blowing by or overpowering defenders. At this point he’s more of a straight-line driver and isn’t the most creative ball-handler but considering his age he’s well on his way to developing his wing skills.
- Isn’t yet a consistent 3pt shooter
- Has to develop his feel for the game and making his teammates better
- Needs to develop his ball handling and get more creative with his drives, since he won’t be able to overpower NBA defenders as much.
- Shawn Marion with more bulk
- bigger Jaylen Brown
lottery pick in the 2021 NBA Draft
2021 Small Forwards
- Jonathan Kuminga – 6-8 – G League (Congo)
- Jalen Johnson – 6-8 – Duke
- Ziaire Williams – 6-7 – Stanford
- Scottie Barnes – 6-8 – Florida State
- Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-6 – Texas Tech
- Wendall Moore Jr. 6-6 – Duke
- Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
- Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
- Marcus Bagley – 6-7 – Arizona State
- Trendon Watford – 6-8 – LSU
- D.J. Jefferies – 6-7 – Memphis
- Franz Wagner – 6-8 – Michigan (Germany)
- Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
- Emmitt Mathews Jr. – 6-7 West Virginia
- Julian Strawther – 6-7 – Gonzaga