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5 - Jalen McDaniels

San Diego St. 

  • Birthday: 1/31/98
  • NBA Position: SF/PF
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 190
  • Hometown: Federal Way, WA
  • High School: Federal Way
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Overall

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2019
Mock:  52

NBA Comparison: Jake Layman

Strengths: A lengthy combo forward player (6-9 with a 7-foot wingspan) … Great ball handling abilities, especially for his height (6’9’’) … Able to take most defenders off the dribble with an array of moves to get to the spot he wants … Possesses the length to score over shorter defenders with hook shots and floaters … Strong finishing abilities around the rim … Draws contact when he gets into the paint, converting his free throws at a high rate (78.8%) … In the post, he is patient with his back facing the basket, fully aware of where the defensive pressure is coming from … Knows when to pass the ball to an open teammate when he is double-teamed … Crashes the glass, averaged 8.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore at San Diego State … Plays with great energy on the offensive end … Uses his length to steal the ball from opponents …

Weaknesses: Undisciplined defensively, often making careless fouls … Has a lot of upside on defense because of his overall size and wingspan, but his footwork is not where it needs to be … Tends to watch the ball bounce off the rim instead of finding a body to box out … Body has not shown the development it should have, raising some questions about his dedication and desire ... Weighing only 195 pounds, he will need to add more strength and muscle … Must improve his outside shot, especially from the three point arc where he converted just 32% of his attempts this season … Inconsistent. Immensely talented, but seems to have a tendency to underachieve ...

Outlook: Has the size and skillset to play multiple positions at the next level … In order to excel in the NBA, he will need to add muscle, improve his defensive footwork and consistently knock down jumpers … Expected to be drafted in the late first round or early second round of the 2019 NBA draft …

Notes: Measured 6' 8.25' barefoot, 6' 9.75'' in shoes, 191.6 lbs, 7' 0.25'' wingspan, and a 8' 9.5'' standing reach at the 2019 NBA Draft Combine ... Playing in the Mountain West Conference, he flew under the national radar for the most part … An early entrant for the 2019 NBA draft and projected as a early to mid-second rounder ... Declared for the 2018 NBA draft, but ultimately decided it was best to return for his sophomore season … Led San Diego State in scoring this year averaging 15.9 points per game … Recorded 11 double-doubles as a sophomore …

Kailey Jackson 5/24/19

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