NBA Insider releases his verdict on the potential number one overall pick Jalen Green ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft
This upcoming NBA Draft has been touted as one of the stronger ones in the history of the league. According to scouts, the lottery especially is filled from top to bottom with future superstars. And one of them, that arguably has the most buzz around him, is Jalen Green.
Coming out of high school, Green had a number of offers from several high-profile programs such as USC, Arizona, and Florida State. However, the phenom decided to ignore all of them, and go pro early. He joined the G-League ignite program, which focuses on giving elite players out of high school the experience of playing against the pros in the G-League. And while it would’ve been understandable for him to falter a bit, the 19-year-old came out soaring.
Recently, ESPN scout and NBA insider, Fran Fraschilla had the pleasure of observing the player in-game and live. And well, his verdict on him will be something all teams in the lottery will want to hear.
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For those that don’t know, Jalen Green is a smooth but explosively athletic 6’5” shooting guard, who has the ability to score from all parts of the court. In the G-League he shot over 80% from the charity stripe, and 36.5% from beyond the arc. He shows great touch around the rim, and even from a bit further from it.
There are areas that need to be improved, like his on-ball defense, consistency in his effort on defense, and more polish on his handle. However, even in those areas, he has shown some serious potential, and could one day become an elite two-way player.
So far, most experts have Green going 4th overall, following the likes of Cunningham, Mobley, and Suggs. However, Fran Fraschilla’s opinion on the NBA prospect could shake up that order completely. Take a look at the tweet below.
— Chris A. White 🐻 (@fyrebear) July 19, 2021
This draft is spearheaded by 4 potential superstars. And the first 4 picks are owned by Detroit, Houston, Cleveland, and Toronto, in that order.
Given all the information all the scouts have now, will Jalen Green really go 4th-overall? Will he drop? Or, will he usurp those projected to go ahead of him, and be picked first overall?
Only time will tell.