A member of the All-Big East in 2022 and the All-Portsmouth Invitational (PIT) teams, Jared Rhoden had a successful senior season at Seton Hall. On the year, he averaged 15.5 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.6 BPG, and 1.8 TOPG on shooting splits of 39/34/80. Below is his full scouting report:
Name: Jared Rhoden
Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’10 ½ / 8’8
Hand size: N/A
Pre-Draft team: Seton Hall
Tools: Spot-up shooting, defense, length
- Good rebounder
- Sees the floor well
- Good defensive upside
- Long arms and quality frame for a wing
- Quick feet defensively and can stay on his man well
- Good spot up shooter
- Capable ball-handler in creating his own jumper
- Strong feel for the game
- Comfortable absorbing contact and getting to the line
- Inconsistent shooter, especially off the dribble
- Needs to be more efficient
- Unconventional shooting form
- Lacks explosiveness as a slasher
- Poor finishing numbers at the rim
Jared Rhoden is a long defender with a growing 3 point shot that falls into the mold of a 3&D wing as a senior out of Seton Hall.
While Rhoden’s shooting percentages don’t look favorable early on, his free throw percentage is a good indicator that the shot may come around and translate to the next level. A good reason why that percentage may be misleading beyond the high free throw percentage is that he was in the 88th percentile of NCAA players in spot-up shooting, but just the 41st percentile in shooting off the dribble. In the NBA, he will rarely be asked to create his own shot and shoot off the dribble, unless it is off a fake. Despite having a good mid range skill-set in college, a lot of that was predicated on off the dribble shooting, which is also a root for some of his inefficient shooting (since mid range shooting is generally inefficient).
As a passer, Rhoden can make the right reads, be one step ahead of the defense, and be mistake-free while finding shooters and cutters. While this won’t be a primary role for Rhoden, his team will be able to trust him with the ball in his hands due to his good decision-making and lack of forcing bad plays. At the PIT he was trustworthy with the ball in his hands and made some sharp passes that eventually amounted to scores, whether via assists or hockey assists.
Defensively, Rhoden’s length, motor, quick feet, recovery ability, and feel for the game help him be a safely positive defender. Rhoden is hard to take out of a play; whether it be lots of screens or a quick first step, Rhoden is never eliminated from a possession defensively. Look for Rhoden to dominate pre-draft workouts with his defense and be added to the list of ‘don’t let your client work out against him’ prospects. Rhoden’s defensive intensity will be an advantage that will help him get on NBA rosters.
Overall, Rhoden possesses the ideal traits for a 3&D wing: length, defensive prowess, and spot-up shooting with a high basketball IQ. While he may not be a mainstream draft target, he should latch onto an NBA roster.
Similar to: Aaron Wiggins, Reggie Bullock
Projected draft range: 45-undrafted
Expected role: 3&D wing that can attack close-outs offensively.
Unplayable if: Low 3 point percentages don’t improve, and jump shot doesn’t stick.
Exceeds expectations if: Jump shooting translates, and his shooting neutralizes his lack of half-court athleticism.