Jalen Green Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

Jalen Green helped mold the revolutionary G League Ignite team for players that want to forego the college route, and he made his mark on the court as well. In his season in the G League bubble, Green averaged 18 PPG, 4 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.3 BPG, and 2.7 TOPG on shooting splits of 46/36/83. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Jalen Green

Height/Weight: 6’5 / 180

Wingspan/ standing reach: N/A

Hand size: N/A

Position: SG

College/ country: G League Ignite

Tools: Athleticism, finishing, 3 level scoring

Pros: 

  • Elite athlete
  • Good shooting touch
  • Good rebounder
  • Projects to be a great finisher at the rim
  • Outstanding cutter and overall off-ball mover
  • Excellent in transition
  • Plays the passing lanes well

Cons:

  • Needs to improve defensive awareness
  • Must tighten handle and reduce turnovers
  • Needs to get better at controlling his dribble against contact
  • Slightly needs to improve shooting form; long and somewhat boxey shot 
  • Needs to get more consistent at shooting over closeouts
  • Needs to add strength

Overall:

Jalen Green is a hyper-athletic shooting guard with upside as a 3 level scorer. Starting with finishing, Green’s athleticism, length, outstanding touch, and ability to maneuver around defenders midair make him arguably the best finisher in the draft. As a mid range shooter, Green’s ability to both beat defenders off the first step and his ability to stop on a dime make him a tough guard in the mid-range, with a decent pull-up game. As a 3 point shooter, he needs to improve his ability to shoot over defenses and to become more consistent in general, but his 3 point shooting floor is very high. The area that Green needs to get better at the most in order to unlock his superstar upside is playmaking. His handle is somewhat loose, making him a liability going 1-on-1 against good defenders, especially ones with quick hands, and it could limit his driving ability and his elite athleticism. As a passer, Green can make errant passes, and generally needs to improve reading cuts and how to find his teammates quicker. This is a workable skill, but will be the swing-skill in determining his star upside coming into fruition or not. While Green isn’t much of a defender, his limited defensive abilities won’t hurt his stock as a player, at least in the regular season, due to his offensive firepower. 

Similar to: Zach Lavine, Clyde Drexler, Kobe Bryant

Projected draft range: Top 3

Expected role: All-star caliber shooting guard that can do everything on offense

Unplayable if: Jump shooting doesn’t translate to the next level and playmaking skills never develop.

Exceeds expectations if: Jump shooting translates at a high level, including gaining the ability to rise up and shoot over defenders with quicker form. As he adds strength, he will become one of the best finishers in the league.

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