Ron Harper Jr.

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: RutgersHT: 6-6WT: 245
BORN: NAYEAR: Sr.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 2022 NBA Draft

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2022 SG Rankings

  1. Jaden Hardy – 6-5 – G League Ignite
  2. Jaden Ivey – 6-4 – Purdue
  3. Max Christie – 6-5 – Michigan State
  4. Benedict Mathurin – 6-6 – Arizona
  5. Mojave King – 6-5 – Australia
  6. Matthew Cleveland – 6-6 – Florida State
  7. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  8. Taevion Kinsey – 6-5 – Marshall
  9. Trevor Keels – 6-5 – Duke
  10. Dyson Daniels – 6-6 – G League Ignite (Australia)
  11. Jaime Jaquez Jr. – 6-6 – UCLA
  12. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  13. Ron Harper Jr. – 6-6 – Rutgers
  14. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  15. Ochai Agbaji – 6-5 – Kansas 
  16. Fedor Zugic – 6-6 – Montenegro
  17. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  18. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  19. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  20. Adam Miller – 6-4 – LSU
  21. Nimari Burnett – 6-3 – Alabama
  22. Dominick Harris – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  23. Justin Powell – 6-5 – Tennessee
  24. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee
  25. Bryan Antoine – 6-5 – Villanova