A one-man show at Saint Joseph’s, Jordan Hall had a productive two seasons with the Hawks. Hall is someone that may be seen as a riser in the NBA Draft given his productive pre-draft workouts and pro day. As a sophomore, Hall averaged 14.1 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 5.8 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.2 BPG, and 3.5 TOPG on shooting splits of 39/36/74. Below is his full scouting report:
Name: Jordan Hall
Height/Weight: 6’8 ½/210
Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’9/8’8 ½
Hand size: 10
Pre-Draft team: Saint Joseph’s
Tools: Size, playmaking
- Excellent size for role as playmaker
- Sees over defenses with ease
- Adequate lateral quickness
- Good rebounder
- Advanced passer, especially to cutters
- Projectable shooting stats; shot well at his pro day
- Shoots well over defenses on catch & shoot 3s
- Can hit jumpers off the dribble, especially off of fakes
- Capable burst; long strides help make up for any speed lost in first speed
- Comfortable with both hands
- Runner/floater looks projectable
- Minor hitch in jumper- needs to speed up shot
- Struggles fighting through screens at times; needs to learn screen navigation defensively
- Underwhelming recovery ability/hip speed on defense
- Needs to get better as a finisher at the rim; missed a lot of easy shots at the rim
- Below the rim finisher
- Needs to get a little stronger
- Must reduce turnovers; can use off hand on defenders too much while dribbling
- Didn’t get to the line a ton
Jordan Hall is a tall guard with high-level playmaking ability, a reliable jumper, and an overall good feel for the game.
Jordan Hall can create mismatches with ease, both as a self-creator and with his passing. Being so tall, he draws out taller players on him despite playing the role of a traditional point guard, which is generally assigned for the smallest players on the court. The one skill Hall needs to add to help him as a finisher is turn some of his contact misses at the rim into fouls drawn. He had a significant physical advantage in the A-10 conference, yet never drew more than 2.5 free throws per game, which is barely more than one shooting foul per game. He only had four games with more than five free throw attempts this season, which could be alarming. If Hall is willing to accept contact as he gets stronger, this could be a game-changer that could unlock a complete offensive upside.
Defensively, Hall struggled to recover on quick drives. He didn’t get in stance consistently, but given his heavy offensive load on a bad team, teams are likely to justify and look past this shortcoming.
Overall, Hall’s size, shooting improvements throughout the pre-draft process (improved form, improved shooting success), and playmaking ability will entice teams to draft him. With a strong work ethic and feel for the game, Hall is difficult to doubt. Look for him to go anywhere in the second round.
Similar to: Tomas Satoransky, Dalano Banton, Tyreke Evans
Projected draft range: 35-53
Expected role: Oversized playmaker that can abuse mismatches and become a strong jump shooter.
Unplayable if: Jump shot doesn’t translate, and finishing limitations don’t improve.
Exceeds expectations if: 3 point shooting becomes consistent and he gets better finishing at the rim, becoming a 3 level scorer and playmaker.