Amile Jefferson

Height: 6-9

Weight: 210

College: Duke

Classification: 5th Year Senior

Birthdate: 5/7/1993

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 93

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Excels as a scorer on the move

Fairly good low post scorer

Adequate scorer off the dribble

Decent playmaker

Moves well off the ball on offense

Gifted rebounder

Good defensive player that can get blocks and steals

Good athlete

Smart player that has a good feel for the game

Tremendous motor

Has great intangibles

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting

Needs to improve his free throw shooting

Unselfish to a fault

Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers

Can have lapses defensively

Can pick up quick fouls

Classic tweener

Missed most of last season due to a foot injury

Old for a prospect, may have limited upside

Overshadowed by his higher profile teammates

Summary:

Amile Jefferson has played an instrumental role in his team’s success, as he has been the consummate role player that has played quite well over the years.  Jefferson won’t look to score much, as he will generally defer to his more teammates, but he can help out in all of the other areas.​

Jefferson is a fairly good low post scorer that can score on quick, step through moves.  He is a good scorer around the basket when he elects to take shots, and he is an unselfish player that will keep the ball moving.

​He is a very good passer, and he will routinely hit cutters and find the open man from the post to notch all sorts of assists.  Jefferson also rebounds the ball well, and he is an active defender that will get blocks, steals, and stops and that end of the floor.

While some may lament his lack of range or scoring mindset from an offensive standpoint, Jefferson makes up for it in all of the other areas.  He plays with his hard hat, as he will bring his lunch pail and go to work to make sure his team succeeds on both ends of the court.

​Right now, he projects to be a second round to undrafted prospect.  He is the consummate role player at the collegiate level, but draft analysts have not been swayed enough to rank him higher for most of his career.  Even still, he may have what it takes to succeed in the NBA, as he could end up being a solid role player in this league.