Jonathan Kuminga


HT: 6-7WT: 217
BORN: 10/6/02YEAR: 02WING: 6-11REACH: NA

Draft Notes

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

Draft Projection

lottery pick in the 2021 NBA Draft


2021 Small Forwards

  1. Jonathan Kuminga -6-8 – G League (Congo)
  2. Scottie Barnes – 6-8 – Florida State
  3. Ziaire Williams – 6-7 – Stanford
  4. Jalen Johnson – 6-8 – Duke
  5. Corey Kispert – 6-7 – Gonzaga
  6. Franz Wagner – 6-9 – Michigan (Germany)
  7. Isaiah Livers – 6-7 – Michigan
  8. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
  9. Aaron Henry – 6-6 – Michigan State
  10. Herb Jones – 6-8 – Alabama
  11. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  12. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  13. Chris Smith – 6-9 – UCLA
  14. Trendon Watford – 6-8 – LSU
  15. Derrick Alston Jr. – 6-9 – Boise State
  16. Emmitt Mathews Jr. – 6-7 – West Virginia