Jaden McDaniels

Position: SF/PF                 From: Washington                         Class/YOB: Freshman

Height: 6’9                        Weight: 200                        Wingspan:

Strengths:

  • Skilled ball-handler for a wing. Makes effective moves and keeps his dribble low despite being 6’9. Very intriguing ability to shake defenders
  • Multi-positional defender. Can guard on the wing thanks to his quickness or use his length to defense at the rim
  • Solid shooting touch that extends to the three-point line. He has a smooth release that became more consistent as the year progressed. Gets to his pull-up at the elbows nicely
  • Can initiate the offense in transition. Looks to make plays off the bounce for his teammates

Weaknesses:

  • Doesn’t have the strength to play through contact on drives. Can lead to turnovers when he is knocked off his spot
  • Can’t make all of the plays that he wants to because of a lack of lower body strength
  • Settles for contested pull-ups instead of using his length to get all the way to the rim. He will float on the perimeter at times
  • He played the top of the 2-3 zone, showing off his defensive range and activity. Adjusting to man-to-man principals and guarding in isolation situations will take time, especially against physical wings
  • Tries to block everything, often leading to foul trouble. Needs to work on getting in the right position and relying on his length to go vertical
PPG:RPG:APG:SPG:BPG:TPG:FG%3PT%FT%
13.05.82.10.81.43.240.5%33.9%76.3%