NBA Draft

#25
Jalen Smith
PPG RPG APG
11.7 6.8 0.9
Team: Maryland TerrapinsHeight: 6-10 Born: 3/16/2000
Class-Eligibility: So-SoWeight: 225 Hometown: Baltimore, MD


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
Smith averaged a double-double in his sophomore season in the Big Ten, which is no small task, as the Big Ten was a veritable factory of big men last year from one-time draft prospects Luka Garza and Kofi Cockburn to fellow prospects Daniel Oturo and Xavier Tillman and more.
Smith, despite the attention of player-of-the-year candidate Garza in his conference, averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds through 31 games, both marks up considerably from his freshman year.
Offensively, the big man shot 36.8 percent from 3-point range last year, demonstrating an adept shooting touch. He actually finished the season with a better 3-point percentage than teammate and star guard Anthony Cowan Jr., and averaged just one-point shy of Cowan on the year.
Defensively, he averaged over two blocks a game, exhibiting a legitimate ability to protect the rim.
Standing 6-feet-10, Smith has great length but is slim in build. He can play a stretch four but also has skills on the low block, and an ability to get by defenders off the dribble. However, a lot of Smith's scoring did come from around the basket in his career, such as put-back dunks or staying baseline.
ANALYSIS
With his length, and two-way playing ability, Smith is becoming a sneaky pick in the draft - a guy who can be as high as a top-10 selection or lower first-round.
Smith fits the modern big-man mold. Throughout his career with Cowan, the two played a pick-and-roll game, suitable for the NBA. His smooth jumpshot is ideal for the pick-and-pop scenario and he often would roll to the rim to dunk a ball lofted to the rim.
His stationary shooting touch also plays perfectly for teams looking to space the floor with a big.
He doesn't appear to be the quickest big man and he is thin, but his ability to block shots and protect the rim should entice scouts. There aren't too many big men in the draft with proven shooting range and shot-blocking ability.
Projection: Top 15 pick

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
18-19 MD 33 33 26.5 11.7 6.8 0.9 0.4 1.2 1.2 2.0 .492 .268 .658
19-20 MD 31 31 31.3 15.5 10.5 0.8 0.7 2.4 1.7 2.4 .538 .368 .750
Career 64 64 28.8 13.5 8.6 0.8 0.6 1.8 1.5 2.2 .516 .323 .709

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
18-19 MD 33 33 876 145 295 19 71 77 117 90 225 29 14 40 41 65 386
19-20 MD 31 31 969 168 312 32 87 111 148 99 326 25 22 73 53 73 479
Career 64 64 1845 313 607 51 158 188 265 189 551 54 36 113 94 138 865

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/5 HolyCr W 95-71 25 7 15 0 3 2 2 4 11 0 0 3 2 0 16
11/9 URI W 73-55 34 7 12 0 1 5 9 4 11 0 1 2 3 3 19
11/16 Oak W 80-50 26 4 7 0 1 0 0 4 7 0 3 3 1 1 8
11/19 Fair W 74-55 25 5 8 0 1 7 9 3 8 0 1 2 2 3 17
11/22 GMason W 86-63 28 3 5 0 1 6 7 2 10 2 0 0 1 2 12
11/28 @Temple W 76-69 29 3 10 2 5 4 4 3 9 3 2 3 1 3 12
11/29 @Harv W 80-73 30 5 9 0 1 5 6 5 10 1 0 0 3 3 15
12/1 @Marq W 84-63 22 3 8 0 2 2 3 3 6 2 1 3 2 4 8
12/4 ND W 72-51 28 5 12 2 3 3 6 4 16 3 0 5 1 2 15
12/7 Ill W 59-58 33 5 11 2 5 2 2 6 13 0 2 3 2 3 14
12/10 @PSU L 69-76 28 3 5 1 1 5 6 5 11 1 1 3 3 5 12
12/19 @SetonH L 48-52 31 3 7 0 1 5 7 3 9 0 0 2 3 3 11
12/29 Bryant W 84-70 28 3 5 0 0 5 7 3 10 1 1 2 3 0 11
1/4 Ind W 75-59 17 6 10 2 3 5 7 3 8 0 0 1 1 3 19
1/7 OhioSt W 67-55 35 4 9 2 2 1 2 0 7 0 0 2 1 3 11
1/10 @Iowa L 49-67 29 5 7 0 0 3 4 1 5 0 1 2 2 0 13
1/14 @Wisc L 54-56 34 7 11 2 3 2 5 5 9 0 0 0 1 1 18
1/18 Purdue W 57-50 38 8 13 2 5 0 0 4 10 1 0 4 1 1 18
1/21 @NW W 77-66 37 7 13 2 5 9 9 4 11 1 2 1 1 4 25
1/26 @Ind W 77-76 35 10 14 4 6 5 7 4 11 2 1 2 2 1 29
1/30 Iowa W 82-72 38 5 9 0 2 8 8 3 14 0 0 5 1 3 18
2/4 Rut W 56-51 37 5 11 3 7 1 1 1 15 0 1 6 2 2 14
2/7 @Ill W 75-66 36 5 12 1 5 0 1 1 11 0 0 1 1 3 11
2/11 Neb W 72-70 34 7 10 0 1 2 3 1 13 1 0 1 3 3 16
2/15 @MSU W 67-60 32 8 14 1 2 0 2 2 10 1 0 1 2 2 17
2/18 NW W 76-67 38 8 14 1 5 5 5 6 19 0 2 2 0 1 22
2/23 @OhioSt L 72-79 29 3 8 0 3 2 3 2 7 0 1 3 4 3 8
2/26 @Minn W 74-73 24 5 10 1 3 5 6 4 12 0 1 2 0 4 16
2/29 MSU L 66-78 39 6 10 2 2 6 7 4 12 3 0 2 1 2 20
3/3 @Rut L 67-78 35 7 11 1 3 1 2 2 10 2 0 3 2 1 16
3/8 Mich W 83-70 35 6 12 1 5 5 8 3 11 1 1 4 1 4 18
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