5 - Jordan Clarkson

6-4, 186 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
missouri.gif Missouri Junior
06/07/92 (27.5 yrs)
San Antonio, TX
High School
Karen Wagner
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Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Michael Carter-Williams

Strengths: Quick guard with good size who has displayed point guard ability … Ran point the majority of the time during his lone season at Missouri … Has a strong handle and displays solid vision … Has the ability to post up smaller players and still has quickness to create off of the dribble … Athleticism also allows him to take advantage of bigger defenders, can shoot over them off of the bounce or take them to the basket … Can score from all three levels and is able to create his own offense … Gets low on both ends of the court, moves quite fluidly … His lateral quickness and size gives him potential as a defender, could be versatile guarding the perimeter … Excels at pulling up off of the dribble, giving him the potential to develop a floater as well as spot up ability … Got to the foul line fairly often, shooting 83.1% from the stripe, which would lead many to believe he has a lot of potential from midrange … Has displayed some outside shooting ability. He can be streaky in a good way at times … Used to playing big minutes, and is in excellent condition … Really good body control, use it to create space for opportunities and finishes well around the basket… Decent rebounder given his position, aggressive around the ball … Provides versatility at the guard spot, size and length to defend multiple positions …

Weaknesses: Struggled shooting from the outside this past season, only shot 28.1% from 3PT range … Move to the point was not a flawless transition, struggled running the team and not a natural distributor … Did not end the season strongly when his team was fighting for a possible NCAA tournament spot, shot under 40% from the field in 8 of his last 9 games … Going to his left is not a strong suit, needs work on his off-hand … Committed a lot of turnovers, his assist to turnover ratio is not ideal for a PG prospect … His defensive awareness is still in raw stages, despite his physical ability and athletic awareness, was not statistically efficient on that end of the floor … Still needs to add strength, has trouble with physical defense which can affect him near the rim … Despite his ability to drive and penetrate, was not the most prolific finisher close to the basket … Shot selection can use some work, which is where being streaky can work against him … Still a bit of a hitch in his shot, needs to iron out his mechanics … Left hand needs work, gets into trouble when being forced to his weak side … With the ball in his hands so often at Missouri, there may be an adjustment to playing off of the ball, working as a cutter, though he certainly has an ability to improve in this aspect …

Notes: Played first two seasons for Tulsa before transferring to Missouri, where he sat out the 2012-13 season before being eligible … Measured 6’4.5” (in shoes) 184 lbs with a, 6’7.5 wingspan at the 2012 Kevin Durant Skills Academy … Mother is of Filipina descent, might be eligible to play internationally for the Philippines … Named to the 2014 All-SEC 2nd Team as a junior, with averages of 17.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 3.4 apg … Adjusted from playing the wing in high school and at Tulsa to being given primary handler duties at Missouri … While the experience as a PG makes him more intriguing, will more than likely be best off of penetration and his driving ability … His draft range is fairly wide, with the possibility of going as high as the mid first round or even early in the 2nd, though is one of the more intriguing combo guards in that range of the 2014 Draft …

Michael Visenberg 5/10/14

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