Jarred Vanderbilt

Height: 6-8

Weight: 215

College: Kentucky

Classification: Freshman

Birthdate: 4/3/1999

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 53

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round​

2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 41 by the Orlando Magic (rights traded to the Denver Nuggets)

Pros:

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate scorer off the dribble

Adequate playmaker

Tremendous rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Solid athlete

Rock solid motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting

Must expand upon his shooting range

May struggle to make shots consistently with his right hand

May have shot selection issues

Not an elite ball handler, can be quite turnover prone

Can have lapses defensively

Not an elite shot blocker

Has missed time due to a foot injury

Summary:

Jarred Vanderbilt is an athletic combination forward that could excel as a two-way player in the NBA.  He is adept at attacking the basket to garner scores, as he is a smooth scorer off the dribble, and he also can score on hustle plays.

Plus, he is also a terrific rebounder and a solid defensive player, especially when he is dialed in.  However, Vanderbilt will need to significantly improve his jump shot and he will need to cut down on the turnovers.​

Still, he could be an intriguing prospect.  While he has not shot the ball well since returning from a foot injury, Vanderbilt has really excelled as a rebounder, and he could be an intriguing option for NBA teams to take in the second round on draft day.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Kentucky’s Article on Vanderbilt’s Foot Injury

Games Scouted:

4/7/17 Nike Hoops Summit