Ron Harper Jr.

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: RutgersHT: 6-6WT: 245
BORN: NAYEAR: Jr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Harper Jr. is a broad shouldered 6-6 guard with a very high skill level and great feel for the game. He’s not a jump out of the gym athlete but he’s a high level prospect who can beat you in a lot of ways.

3pt. shooting and versatility are two of the most important things in today’s NBA and Harper Jr. brings both. He’s a nice catch and shoot player and can also create offense for himself and score off the dribble. He’s a little like Gary Trent Jr. with his shooting gravity.

He’s a crafty scorer who does damage in the paint, can hit runners and short fade away’s and can body his way through the defense on his way to the rim.

On the defensive end he’s able to use his thick frame to guard above his position and rebound the ball against taller players. He’s got quick hands and good footwork, although pure athleticism and speed are a bit lacking.


Comparisons

  • a thicker Gary Trent Jr.

Draft Projection

2nd round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft or 2022 NBA Draft

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2021 SG Rankings

  1. Jalen Green – 6-5 – G League
  2. Moses Moody – 6-6 – Arkansas
  3. James Bouknight – 6-4 – UConn
  4. Keon Johnson – 6-5 – Tennessee 
  5. Josh Christopher – 6-5 – Arizona State
  6. Cam Thomas – 6-3 – LSU
  7. Mojave King – 6-5 – Australia
  8. Brandon Boston Jr. – 6-7 – Kentucky 
  9. Terrance Clarke – 6-6 – Kentucky
  10. Jaden Springer – 6-5 – Tennessee
  11. Taevion Kinsey – 6-5 – Marshall
  12. Scottie Lewis – 6-5 – Florida
  13. David Duke – 6-5 – Providence
  14. Ron Harper Jr. – 6-6 – Rutgers
  15. Juhann Begarin – 6-4 – France
  16. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  17. Paul Scruggs – 6-4 – Xavier
  18. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  19. Quentin Grimes – 6-5 – Houston
  20. Marcus Zegarowski – 6-2 – Creighton
  21. Chris Duarte – 6-6 – Oregon
  22. John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama
  23. Aaron Wiggins – 6-6 – Maryland
  24. Ochai Agbaji – 6-5 – Kansas 
  25. A.J. Lawson – 6-6 – South Carolina 
  26. Nahziah Carter – 6-6 – Washington
  27. Kyree Walker – 6-4 – Phoenix, AZ