24 - Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

6-9, 240 Power Forward
Villanova Sophomore
Birthday
11/03/00 (21 yrs)
Hometown
Shawnee Mission, KS
High School
IMG Academy
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
8
Potential
7
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Anthony Tolliver/Jonas Jerebko

Strengths: Robinson-Earl is a young, savvy forward prospect with a mature 6’9 240 lb frame…Physical, plays with a low, strong base and uses it to generate the power to finish and rebound well…Has a nice skill level, was a matchup problem who contributed in a number of ways on both ends of the court in college…Decisive, fundamentally sound player who shows solid footwork and body control, which allows him to maximize his athletic ability…Strong enough 1st step and handle for a frontcourt player to take some bigger players off the bounce effectively…Comfortable with the ball, high IQ player who was effective posting and facing up at the college level…Makes good decisions, willing passer and had a fair share of offense ran through him out of the low and mid-post (2.2/1.6 A/TO)…Moves well without the ball too, makes himself available for drop-off passes and is an active cutter when he sees openings…Nice hands, also does a good job of keeping the ball high when near the rim, away from guards swiping for steals…Sets good screens, can slip them and convert at the rim or pop out for open jumpers…Likes to uses quick spins and jump hooks around the basket when posting up…Plays with a good motor and was a constant factor on the glass (nearly 9 rpg for his career)…Was a plus defender at Villanova as well, getting low in his stance & using his high activity level to switch well and be disruptive throughout possessions…Decent FT shooter (around 75% for his career at the line) and flashes the shooting touch when spotting up to develop into a more effective floor spacer in time…Overachiever type who plays with a mature, team-first approach that bodes well for his projected NBA role..

Weaknesses: Not a particularly great physical profile (6’9 w/ 6’10 wingspan) or athleticism for a frontcourt player by NBA standards, likely wont be quite as impactful in the low post finishing at the rim compared to college given his only average combination of length and explosiveness…Wont provide much of a shot-blocking presence, mostly just a sound team defender…Quicker, more athletic type PFs can beat him off the bounce in isos, and bigger players can seal and shoot over him…Returned for his Soph. season largely to improve his jumper but saw his 3 point and FT efficiency decrease (from 32% to just 28% from 3 and from 81% to 71% FT), will need to get more consistent after really struggling with it down the stretch this past season…Can be reasonably effective when open, but rushes a bit when contested….Not a natural scorer, so the development of his spot up jump shot would go a long way to maximizing his offensive potential…Very reliant on fundamentals and body positioning, doesnt recover well when beaten or misdirected defensively

Overall: Robinson-Earl enters the draft after a very productive 2-year career for Jay Wright and Villanova….He is a strong and skilled PF who plays the game the right way and is clearly a well-coached player with high level intangibles…His lack of a consistent jumper is a cause for concern in his pro development, as are is average measurables and athletic tools, but he seems to be the type of smart effort player who will be a coach’s dream given his attitude towards defending and rebounding…His jumper isn’t necessarily broken though, and if he can establish and comfortable area from mid-range or 3, it would make a difference in the type of impact/production he can have on a team …

Notes: Measured: 6’7.75” barefoot, 6’9.0” in shoes, 8’9.5” standing reach, 242.4 lbs, 6’9.75” wingspan at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine …

Jorrye Nixon 7/22/21

Strengths: 6’9 versatile forward … Well-coordinated, mobile, and balanced … Efficient scorer. Finished eighth over the Under Armour Association in scoring with 19.5 points per game while shooting 54.6% FG% in 2018. Scored 10.7 points per game at the U18 Americas Championship while shooting a fifth best 61.9% FG% in 2018. Averaged 12.7 points per game while shooting an eighth best 60.3% FG% at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Good face up and driving ability. Good midrange shooter and scorer. Can also score in the post and utilizes fadeaway. Good touch in close and can finish with either hand … Consistently runs the floor and stays active. Good awareness on both ends … Good timing and positioning, helping him stand out as a rebounder on both ends. Led the Under Armour Association in 2018 with 11.4 rebounds per game and finished second in offensive rebounds per game with 4.3 per game. Finished fourth in rebounds with 8.5 per game with an eighth best on the offensive end with 2.7 per game at the U18 Americas Championship in 2018. Averaged 2.6 offensive rebounds per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Solid handle for size. Can take rebounds to the other end of the floor … Solid basketball IQ and a willing passer. Good court vision and makes the right pass, always knows where his teammates are. Knows where he’s passing before he catches the ball … Good defensive versatility, guards multiple positions. Picks up ball handlers away from the basket, also defends the post. Moves feet well for his size. Averaged 1.4 steals per game over the Under Armour Association in 2018 … Similar to rebounding, he utilizes his positioning and timing on the defensive end as a help defender. Finished in the top ten in blocked shots with 2.1 per game over the Under Armour Association in 2018 … Vocal … Plays within himself and doesn’t force his impact …

Weaknesses: Doesn’t have great length relative to height with a 6’9 wingspan and 8’10 standing reach … Very good mobility, solid athlete and can finish plays above the rim but isn’t incredibly explosive … Currently scores most of his points within the perimeter. Possesses solid shooting mechanics and a high release point but will need to improve as a shooter and expand perimeter game if he wants to maximize his versatility … Has the speed advantage when matched up against big men but lacks ideal size to score against big men in the paint/post. Only shot 14.3% 3PT% over the Under Armour Association in 2018. Didn’t make any threes in his six games at the U18 Americas Championship in 2018. Shot 11.1% 3PT% at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 64.1% FT% over the Under Armour Association in 2018 … Solid strength but can still improve his upper body for the next level … Good versatility and solid all around but doesn’t stand out in any specific area outside of rebounding …

Outlook: Incoming Villanova freshman … Scored 13 points in the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game … Played in the 2019 Nike Hoop Summit … Transferred to IMG Academy for his senior year. Led IMG to win the GEICO Nationals, earning tournament MVP and scoring 18 points in the championship game … Won Gold at the U18 Americas Championship in 2018 and U19 World Cup in 2019 …

Evan Tomes 8/16/19

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