1 - Jalen Suggs

6-4, 205 Point Guard
Gonzaga Freshman
Birthday
06/03/01 (20 yrs)
Hometown
St. Paul, MN
High School
Minnehaha Academy
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
9
Passing
8
Intangibles
9

NBA Comparison: Jason Kidd

Strengths: 6’5 point guard … Creates offense and scoring opportunities for himself. Can get to the rim against a set defense and doesn’t need triple threat to beat the defense. Finished 6th in scoring with 17.8 points per game over the Under Armour Association in 2017, averaged 13.6 points per game at 47.4% FG% in 2018, and finished 2nd in scoring with 20.2 points per game at 52.5% FG% in 2019. Averaged 9.6 points per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Good strength and build … Quick first step and a fearless driver. Attacks the rim with aggression and adjusts his layups in the air. Plays physical. Initiates contact and draws fouls at a high rate. Shot a 3rd most 8 free throws per game over the Under Armour Association in 2017, shot 5.3 free throws per game in 2018, and shot a 2nd most 8.1 free throws per game in 2019. Shot a reliable 79% FT% over the Under Armour Association in 2019. Shot 83.3% FT% at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017 … Good ball handler under pressure and changes directions well. Drives and handles well going left or right … Solid passing ability. Finished 6th in assists with 4.9 per game over the Under Armour Association in 2018 and a 2nd most 5.5 assists to 1.8 turnovers per game in 2019 … Consistently competes on defense. Puts pressure on the ball and jumps passing lanes very well. Averaged 2.5 steals per game over the Under Armour Association in 2017, averaged 1.7 per game in 2018, and led the league with 1.5 steals per game in 2019. Averaged a steal per game at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017. Averaged a 4th most 3.3 steals per game at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Averaged a 6th most 2.4 steals per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Good rebounder for position. Averaged 6.4 rebounds per game over the Under Armour Association in 2017 and 6 per game in 2019 …

Weaknesses: Scoring against greater length at the next levels may be an obstacle as well as consistently finding ways to score … Although form isn’t bad, he can improve as a 3PT shooter and sometimes he’s too quick with the trigger. Shot 31.6% 3PT% over the Under Armour Association in 2017, shot 30.3% 3PT% in 2018, and shot 33.3% 3PT% in 2019. Shot 30% 3PT% at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017. Shot 20% 3PT% at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Shot 25% 3PT% at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Passing and playmaking is solid but isn’t highly advanced. High assist count but doesn’t show a lot of advanced reads or court vision. Picks up his dribble early at times … Solid all around but doesn’t have a specific area where he stands out …

Outlook: Won Gold at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017, U17 World Cup in 2018, and U19 World Cup in 2019 … Played in the 2018 Underclassman All-American Game …

Notes: Suggs measured 6’3 barefoot, 6’4 in shoes, 194 lbs, with a 6’5 wingspan, and a 8’3 standing reach in mid 2018 … Was named both Mr Football and Mr. Basketball in the State of Minnesota as a Senior … Turned down scholarship offers to play QB at both Ohio State and Notre Dame …

Evan Tomes 12/12/19

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