32 - Jabari Brown

6-4, 215 Shooting Guard
Missouri Junior
12/18/92 (29 yrs)
Oakland, CA
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Bobby Phills

Strengths: A real good perimeter scorer first and foremost … Likes to shoot the 3 ball and does so with good efficiency and touch … Able to hit pull-up jumpers and shots off screens, and has a compact shooting motion with nice elevation … Mid-range game is nice already … Has good shot-making ability … Pretty strong … Decent athlete who can finish above the rim at full speed … Can put up points in bunches and was good as a scorer from all 3 levels this past year … Was a 20 ppg scorer as a Junior, leading the SEC and only took around 12 shots a game … Improved ball-handling was the key to his breakout season … Is a very naturally talented offensive player, looks like the game comes fairly easy for him … Can drive to the rim and is strong enough to get shots up after contact … Generally takes smart shots, plays at his own pace and doesn’t really force the issue … Got to the foul line at an good rate, and was there near 8 times a game on average, hitting about 80% as a Jr … Decent player on the glass … Was a highly touted HS prospect, who really played like it almost as soon as he was eligible after transferring from Oregon as a Fr … Helped himself with his Combine measurements, measuring out to be 6’4 with shoes and possessing a nice 6’8 wingspan … Has the tools to be a good instant offense piece for a team on the wing …

Weaknesses: Brown is a bit of a one trick pony, being a good scoring threat with no other truly strong traits … His handle has improved, but is still just OK and needs further work … Not an explosive athlete, and is not likely going to finish at the rim that often in the NBA … Slightly undersized for a SG prospect, but nothing too major … Defensively, Brown showed some laziness this past season … Not really going to make an impact causing turnovers or blocking shots … Doesn’t really look to pass the ball or make teammates better much, and actually had more turnovers than assists at the SG spot … Mizzou had one of the most talented starting backcourts in the nation as Brown teamed with fellow 2014 prospect Jordan Clarkston, and the team still underachieved in the SEC … Often is seemingly too relaxed on the court, especially on defense …

Overall: Brown is a good shooter who can now score at all 3 levels thanks to improved ball-handling ability … Him measuring at 6’4 gives him just enough height to alleviate concerns about what position he will defend in the NBA …Also adds adequate athleticism and length … He isn’t a player who does much outside of scoring though, so he will have to find a team that will let him work almost as an offensive specialist to be successful …. Brown is a likely 2nd round selection …

Jorrye Nixon 5/20/14

Notes: Transferred to Missouri from University of Oregon

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