The 2021 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 29th in Brooklyn. As that date continues to draw closer, the hype surrounding the incoming rookie class will only intensify. Draft night always marks an evening of newfound hope for the future. Franchise goals can range from rounding out a contending roster to drafting a cornerstone player for the future. Among the cream of the crop in this year’s NBA Draft is forward Jalen Johnson out of Duke.
The following is a complete Jalen Johnson NBA Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Jalen Johnson NBA Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 210 lbs
Jalen Johnson Highlights
Jalen Johnson 2020-21 Stats
- Games Played: 13
- Points: 11.2
- Rebounds: 6.1
- Assists: 2.2
- Field Goal Percentage: 52.3%
- 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: 44.4%
- Free Throw Percentage: 63.2%
- Steals: 1.2
- Blocks: 1.2
- Turnovers: 2.5
Jalen Johnson NBA Draft Profile
Jalen Johnson is a phenomenal athlete. He is able to block shots on one end and finish at the rim on offense. Johnson has a nose for rebounding and has the physicality to box out opponents that are bigger than him. He also is showing signs of excellent play-making ability and is looking to make highlight-reel passes.
Jalen Johnson has yet to develop a consistent jumpshot, and his shooting mechanics look very stiff. For as much of an athlete as Johnson is, there is also concern of his ability to stand out against the pack at the NBA level, where pretty much everyone is athletic. Johnson also only appeared in 13 games, but the small sample size should not scare teams away.
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Jalen Johnson NBA Draft Projection
All 2021 NBA Draft projections are taken from the latest Bleacher Report mock draft by Jonathan Wasserman.
Jalen Johnson is currently projected to be drafted by the Sacramento Kings at No. 8 overall.