Jose Alvarado Scouting Report

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The ACC Defensive Player of the year Jose Alvarado had an impressive senior season to help lead Georgia Tech to the NCAA Tournament. As a senior, Alvarado averaged 15 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 4 APG, 2.8 SPG, and 2 TOPG on shooting splits of 50/39/84. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Jose Alvarado

Height/Weight: 6’0 / 175

Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’1 / 7’10 

Hand size: 9

Position: Point guard

Pre-Draft team: Georgia Tech

Tools: Defense, motor, shooting


  • Elite motor 
  • Strong ability to disrupt ball-handlers defensively
  • Good pull-up shooter with deep range
  • High basketball IQ
  • Navigates P&R well
  • Reliable floater
  • Moves well off-ball and cuts to the basket well
  • Incredibly deceptive ball-handler that can lose his man off of manipulation


  • Undersized with short arms
  • Underwhelming first step
  • Strictly below the rim finisher in traffic
  • Needs to keep getting stronger


Jose Alvarado is a crafty, deceptive point guard that can cause chaos on the defensive end, create for others, and shoot off the dribble well. Defensively, Alvarado can force turnovers with his active hands and quick reaction time, while also forcing ball pickups or forcing the ball-handler to pass away from Alvarado. Offensively, Alvarado has a sharp ability to involve others and make his teammates’ job off-ball as easy as possible. With his tight handle, good vision, and excellent basketball IQ & overall decision making, Alvarado deceives defenders and finds teammates with ease as a playmaker. His shooting opens up his playmaking, and vis-versa. Alvarado found a lot of success shooting off the dribble in a variety of ways, whether it be on deep pull-ups, quick mid range pull-ups, or turnaround jumpers. He also can shoot from deep as a spot up shooter, and has a quick release. Overall, Alvarado has a well-rounded game that makes him immediately projectable as a backup point guard.

Similar to: JJ Barea, Jordan McLaughlin, Alex Caruso

Projected draft range: 55-undrafted

Expected role: Gritty backup point guard

Unplayable if: Lack of size and strength hurt his ability to get to the rim and separate from defenders

Exceeds expectations if: Shooting, defense, and motor translates to make him a playable undersized backup point guard.

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