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4 - Jalen Green

6-5, 180 Shooting Guard
G-League Freshman
Birthday
02/09/02 (19.5 yrs)
Hometown
Fresno, CA
High School
Prolific Prep
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
9
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
9
Ball Handling
8
Potential
9
Passing
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Bradley Beal/Zach LaVine

Strengths: Green is a high upside prospect with elite athleticism and intriguing shooting and scoring ability … he is a fluid and natural scorer, with a wide arrange of ways to score … Can confidently knock down shots from all three levels of the court … One of his best assets is his incredible athleticism and leaping ability … The former consensus five-star recruit finished plenty of alley-oops, dunks, and difficult layups due to his high-flying ability … Green’s hops should translate to easy transition buckets … He also scored with good efficiency, hitting over 46% of his field goals and 36% of his three-point attempts…Despite his young age, Green plays with great maturity, and shows solid understanding of when to hunt his own shot versus look to pass  … Has a variety of moves to attack the basket, and has the speed and quickness to blow past defenders … Is extremely comfortable finishing through traffic … He is an excellent free throw shooter, adding even more hope that he can become a dominant threat from behind the perimeter to add to his inside game … He is an active and engaged defender, and averaged 1.5 steals per game … His long arms, quick reflexes and attention to detail should continue to bolster his case as an above average defender in the NBA … Those steals often led to immediate transition throw downs, a specialty of Green through his 15 games in the G League … While averaging less than three assists per game, Green has enough passing ability at the shooting guard spot to run an offense in spurts at the next level … He can run the pick and roll effectively, in part because he is comfortable throwing accurate, well-timed passes to his running big man … Green does everything you would like out of a NBA shooting guard: knocks down shots, can attack the rim, and set up teammates when needed, while blending in some insane dunks, and athletic ability … Should quickly be a 18-20 point per game scorer, and could lead a team in points per game as a rookie … Went from playing in high school to the G league, and was still one of the league’s best players despite a younger age and significantly less experience than many other players … Has immense potential to be a star at the next level. Quite possibly the player with the highest ceiling in this year’s draft …

Weaknesses: Green is a good shooter, but is not yet a sniper from beyond the arc … Is still very skinny, and could use some bulk to his frame in order to be an effective defender and finisher against bigger guards and forwards … Averaged just .1 fewer turnovers than assists, as he sometimes had his pocket picked or made sloppy passing decisions … Would struggle to be a lead guard for longer stretches … Is an average rebounder with over four per game, but does not attack the boards well at this point for a player of his size … Green at times leans on his athleticism around the rim, and can either make finishes more difficult, or make the wrong decision assuming he can outclass his opponent and get to the rim … Has some maturity question marks, but seemed to mature in the past year taking his development year seriously and improving while playing for the Ignite in the G-League … He certainly has all the talent you could ask for but learning to put the team over individual accolades and be a player a team can build a winning culture around is the key …

Notes: Measured: 6’5 in shoes, with a 6’7.5 wingspan and 8’5 standing reach … Hails from Fresno, CA … Finished 19th in the G League in scoring at 17.9 points per game despite being just 19 years old …

Michael Hopp 7/10/21

Strengths: 6’5 athletic guard … Solid length with a 6’7.5 wingspan and 8’5 standing reach … Improved strength and has a body that will continue to fill out … Quick first step and in the open floor. Light on his feet and glides on the court. Explosive and natural athlete. Finishes plays above the rim and thrives in the open floor. Attacks the rim with aggression and finishes with finesse when appropriate. Covers a lot of ground on drives. Good body control and hang time, can contort his body around the rim to hit contested shots in ways that his peers can’t finish … Draws fouls at a good rate and good free throw shooter. Shot a 3rd most 8.7 free throws per game at 76% FT% over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018. Shot 5.7 free throws per game at 75.3% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Effective jab step. Gets off his shot with just a little bit of space … Scoring averages: 9.8 ppg 54.8% FG% U16 Americas Championship 2016, 15.7 ppg 51.3% FG% U17 World Cup 2018, 10.1 ppg U19 World Cup 2019, 18.7 ppg adidas Gauntlet 2018, 18.2 ppg 50% FG% Nike EYBL 2019 … Has shooting range out to the 3PT line and when his outside shot is falling, there’s not much the defense can do to stop him … Good length, quickness, and effort as a defender. Can defend any perimeter position. Quick reflexes and active hands. Can pressure and pick the ball handler. Steal stats: 1 spg U16 Americas Championship 2016, 1.4 spg U17 World Cup 2018, 1.7 spg U19 World Cup 2019, 1.8 spg adidas Gauntlet 2017, 1.2 spg adidas Gauntlet 2018, 1.1 spg Nike EYBL 2019 …

Weaknesses: Showed improvement throughout his senior year but can still tighten up his handle, a lot of his ability to beat the defense at this level comes from his quickness. Relies on natural athleticism more than technique as a slasher right now. Favors his right hand when making moves and driving, most of his points in the paint come on right hand drives. Can expand as an offensive creator. Tends to settle for quick pull-ups when he could take it to the rim … Another area that showed improvement as a senior, even running the point at times, but can still improve is making plays for others. The progress was positive as he made passes and plays he wouldn’t have made in previous seasons. Averaged 2.1 assists to 2.1 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Can expand his midrange game and utilize floater more often. Relies on out jumping the defense and picks up charges at times … Can still improve as an outside shooter as he’s on the streaky side right now. Settles for deep and contested shots at times. 3PT shootings stats: 33.3% 3PT% U16 Americas Championship 2016, 34.1% 3PT% U17 World Cup 2018, 20.7% 3PT% U19 World Cup 2019, 18.9% 3PT% adidas Gauntlet 2017, 27.9% 3PT% adidas Gauntlet 2018, 29.6% 3PT% Nike EYBL 2019 … Decent rebounder but not an area where he stands out among his position … Overall, he has room to increase contribution outside of scoring and has to expand his arsenal if he’s going to reach the level as a top tier scoring prospect …

Outlook: Forgoing college to play for the NBA G-League’s Pathway Program’s inaugural season Transferred to Prolific Prep for his senior year and helped lead them to win the Grind Session World Championship with 23 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the championship game … 2020 MVP of the Grind Session … 2020 Naismith All-American 1st Team … 2020 McDonald’s All-American … Named to the 2020 Jordan Brand Classic … Named to the 2020 Nike Hoop Summit … Helped Team WhyNot to the Peach Jam Championship game, scoring 27 points and three steals … Named MVP of the U17 World Cup in 2018 … Won Gold at the U16 Americas Championship in 2016, U17 World Cup in 2018, and U19 World Cup in 2019 …

Evan Tomes 11/15/20

Strengths: 6’5 athletic guard … Solid length with a 6’7.5 wingspan and 8’5 standing reach … Quick first step and in the open floor. Light on his feet and glides on the court. Explosive and natural athlete. Finishes plays above the rim and thrives in the open floor. Attacks the rim with aggression and finishes with finesse when appropriate. Good body control and hang time, can contort his body around the rim to hit contested shots … Draws fouls at a good rate and good free throw shooter. Shot a 3rd most 8.7 free throws per game at 76% FT% over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018. Shot 5.7 free throws per game at 75.3% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Good scoring ability and mentality. Effective jab step. Creates well for himself, uses pull-up and step back jumper. Gets off his shot with just a little bit of space. Averaged 9.8 points per game at 54.8% FG% at the U16 Americas Championship in 2016. Averaged 15.7 points per game at 51.3% FG% at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Averaged 10.1 points per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019. Averaged 18.7 points per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2018. Averaged 18.2 points per game at 50% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Good length, quickness, and effort as a defender. Can guard any perimeter position. Quick reflexes. Can pressure and pick the ball handler. Averaged one steal per game at the U16 Americas Championship in 2016. Averaged 1.4 steals per game at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Averaged 1.7 steals per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019. Averaged 1.8 steals per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2017 and 1.2 steals per game in 2018. Averaged 1.1 steals per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 …

Weaknesses: Can improve strength but has a frame that should fill out … Can tighten up his handle, most of his ability to beat the defense at this level comes from his quickness. Favors his right hand when making moves and driving as most of his points in the paint come on right hand drives … Can improve as a playmaker for others. Averaged 2.1 assists to 2.1 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Can expand his midrange game and utilize floater more often. Relies on out jumping the defense and picks up charges … Can improve as an outside shooter. Settles for deep and contested shots at times. Shot 33.3% 3PT% at the U16 Americas Championship in 2016. Shot 34.1% 3PT% at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Shot 20.7% 3PT% at the U19 World Cup in 2019. Shot 18.9% 3PT% over the adidas Gauntlet in 2017 and 27.9% 3PT% in 2018. Shot 29.6% 3PT% over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Decent rebounder but not an area where he stands out among his position …

Outlook: Transferring to Prolific Prep for his senior year … Helped Team WhyNot to the Peach Jam Championship game, scoring 27 points and three steals … Named MVP of the U17 World Cup in 2018 … Won Gold at the U16 Americas Championship in 2016, U17 World Cup in 2018, and U19 World Cup in 2019 …

Notes: Green measured 6’4 barefoot, 6’5 in shoes, 172 lbs, with a 6’7.5 wingspan, and a 8’5 standing reach in mid 2018 …

Evan Tomes 9/2/19

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