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1 - Derrick Jones

6-7, 190 Small Forward
UNLV Freshman
Birthday
02/15/97 (23.4 yrs)
Hometown
Chichester, PA
High School
Archbishop John Carroll
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
9
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
8
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
6
Potential
8
Passing
6
Intangibles
7
85 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Derrick Brown

Strengths: At only 19 years of age, tremendously gifted athlete that possesses many a lot upside for the next level … Good size and very good wingspan for the 3 position. One of the best athletes in college basketball this past season … Very explosive and quick off his feet which allows him to get a lot of putbacks … Very good in transition due to speed and "freakish" athletic ability … Led the Mountain West in field goal percentage shooting 73.5% in halfcourt situations and top 5 overall in the nation in FG percentage … Did a good job coming off curls and screens to create higher percentage shots … Very crafty and solid finisher around the rim given his wiry frame … Good offensive rebounder and slasher to the basket … With his athletic ability, size, and length, has the potential foundation to be a solid perimeter defender … Good one-on-one perimeter defender … Can easily contest shots, disrupt passing lanes, and defend multiple positions from the 1, 2 and 3.

Weaknesses: At a listed weight of 190 lbs, extremely frail build at this point in his career … Somewhat immature basketball player … Desperately in need of added weight and strength to be able to maximize ability to play at the next level … Can easily get pushed off balance coming off screens which limits his scoring options … Needs to improve his ball-handling ability especially in halfcourt situations … Poor shooting mechanics and limited range … Can improve offensive skills and midrange game … As a perimeter player, needs to improve overall feel for the game especially in pick-and-roll situations and ability to see the floor … Was able to get away with less than fundamentally sound defensive mechanics due to his athletic ability and length … Needs to be a more vocal player to succeed at the next level …

Overall: At 19 years of age has all the tools and potential to become a solid role player and defender at the next level, but there’s a good chance he’s going to need time in D-League or Europe before getting there … Very intriguing upside due to exceptional athletic ability and frame … Assuming he continues to develop his frame skill level, and feel for the game, can be a major contributor on both ends of the floor in a few years … Could have benefitted by staying another year (or two) in college to develop his overall game … Nonetheless because of his intangibles, athletic ability and age, teams may be willing to take a risk on him as a potential project player …

Notes: Measured 6’6.5 (in shoes) 185 lbs, with a 6’11 wingspan at the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy

Pete Kaffey 6/8/16

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