Looking at this new mock draft I dont get why I dont see this kids name on the mock. JaKarr has been playing well all year averaging 15 Points and 7 Rebounds with a steal and a block per game this season which is best for all freshmen in the conference.Until his bad game agaisnt Louisville kid was on a absolute rampage all in loses except the UConn game. I see so much potential in this kid. If not in the 2013 mock atleast put him in the 2014 Mock. The only thing this kid is missing is a 3 Point jumper everything else hes got to be a good 3 in the League. If Moe Harkless can go in the first why can't JaKarr.
I've started a couple of threads on him this season saying pretty much the same things you just stated. I don't think he's as good as Harkless, but considering how weak this draft is, I think he could be a 1st rounder if he declared.
Very good athlete who plays in an up and down, kinda chaotic system where he can play freely, aggressively and just fly up and down the court.
I can't say a whole lot about his skill level, IQ or feel for the game though. If he was in a more structured system I don't think he'd be as effective. He really needs to improve his skill level. I think it'd be a huge mistake if he left this yr which he's rumored to be flirting with.
Everything about him tells me he will try extremely hard to gauge whether he will be a late 1rst guy, because he is itching to go. He left St. Vincent St. Mary to go to prep school because of poor grades , really poor grades. From what I heard he is one of those kids that decided he was going to the NBA in like 9th grade and sort of started acting like it. He has all the tools and a improving mid range game and he should turn out right in the end.
As a side note he is a few months older than Mo Harkless because of his extensive prep career.
I dont mind if this kid stays another year but i just want to see him on more mock draft boards I dont see why he cant be a lottery pick in the 2014 Draft. If everyone at St. Johns stays a another year i think he will have a nice team with Harrison Obekpa and Sampson if none of them declare.