Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

A former top 15 recruit, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl lived up to the billing as a top returning player after withholding his name from the 2020 NBA Draft. As a sophomore, Robinson-Earl averaged 15.7 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1 SPG, 0.6 BPG, and 1.6 TOPG on shooting splits of 50/28/71. Below is his full scouting report:

iName: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Height/Weight: 6’8/ 242

Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’10/ 8’9.5

Hand size: 9.75

Position: PF

College: Villanova 

Tools: IQ, defense, versatility


  • Able to handle the ball and facilitate
  • Plus rebounder
  • Strong instincts
  • Plus off-ball defender
  • Good athlete
  • Solid in the P&R on both ends
  • Excellent vision
  • Good finisher at the rim
  • Plus footwork in the post
  • Reliable spin move on drives


  • Needs to refine jump shot- off hand interferes too much
  • Bad hands
  • Struggles to guard taller post-minded players
  • Struggles to stay with quick guards due to mild lateral quickness


Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is a high floor, mistake free forward with the ability to guard multiple positions, rebound, stretch the floor, and create for others. Robinson-Earl (JRE for short) has no major exploitable flaws in his game to where he can be played off the floor, which is a large part of why his perceived draft-floor is so high. JRE defends the pick & roll well, and is an overall excellent team defender with the ability to defend 1-on-1. While he doesn’t have the best lateral quickness to guard quicker ball-handlers, it isn’t a glaring flaw or an area that he can be manipulated into being beaten at. Offensively, JRE sees the floor well, and can bring the ball up the floor and occasionally create for others in the half-court. His ability to roll out of screens and properly evaluate the next move, whether it’s to shoot or pass, is advanced for a sophomore. As an underrated athlete, JRE finished very well at the rim as a sophomore, and should be able to translate that to the NBA where the paint opens up noticeably more than in college. When JRE improves his jump shooting consistency, he will be a key rotation player for a playoff team – and that should happen rather quickly into his NBA career. His form is good and has no mechanical flaws, but he simply didn’t make enough 3s to show immediate promise from the NBA 3 point line. 

Similar to: Dario Saric, Maxi Kleber

Projected draft range: 20-34

Expected role: Fringe starter in the front-court, playing 25+ minutes per game for a playoff team that does a little bit of everything to be a floor raiser, and someone that coaches can trust in high-pressure situations

Unplayable if: Highly unlikely scenario, but his worst case is his lateral quickness not improving, and his inability to guard centers in the post forcing him off the floor.

Exceeds expectations if: Shooting comes along at an above-average level and NBA conditioning minimizes his lateral quickness concerns.