Top NBA Prospects in the Pac-12, Part 1: Jaylen Brown Scouting Video September 1, 2015 Mike Schmitz kicks off our coverage of the top NBA prospects in the Pac-12 with a video scouting report of the #1 prospect in the conference, Cal's Jaylen Brown.
Mike Schmitz is the video analyst for DraftExpress. Follow him on twitter and check out the DraftExpress Video section. He will be breaking down the NBA draft in digital format all year long for us. [Read Full Article] 2015 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Jaylen Brown April 15, 2015 An interview with elite wing prospect Jaylen Brown of the USA Junior National Select Team at the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit.
The highly-touted uncommitted recruit was very underwhelming for the US Team. Brown threw down a monster dunk in transition and did a nice job attacking the rim when he was on the floor but he missed his only spot three and threw up some questionable shots in the lane. Brown has the prototypical NBA wing physical tools and a nice skill set to go with it, but like the rest of his teammates, he struggled against the World Team's size and length on the interior. [Read Full Article] 2015 Nike Hoop Summit: USA Junior National Select Team Measurements April 10, 2015 Jaylen Brown
Height (w/ shoes): 6-6.5
Height (w/o shoes): 6-5.5
Standing Reach: 8-9
Listed as tall as 6-8 by some sources, Jaylen Brown measured in a shade smaller at 6-6.5 in shoes, but on the whole, his numbers match the official numbers he's posted at various events over the years. His closest physical comparison may be Andre Iguodala who measured 6-6.75 in shoes with a 6-11 wingspan and a 217-pound frame in 2004 at the NBA Pre-Draft Camp. Brown's frame is impressive for an incoming freshman. He may not be quite as powerfully built as a Ron Artest or Stanley Johnson, but stacks up favorably with players like Caron Butler and Shabazz Muhammad. The first measurement we had on Brown put him at 194 pounds three years ago, and since then he's added nearly 30 pounds to his frame. [Read Full Article] 2014 USA Basketball Development Camp Interview: Jaylen Brown October 5, 2014 A video interview with the #1 rated high school recruit, Jaylen Brown at the 2014 USA Basketball Development Camp in Colorado Springs.
[Read Full Article] New Batch of USA Basketball Measurements Released on DraftExpress October 3, 2014 Many feel that Jaylen Brown is the most talented player in high school basketball, and nothing about his USA Basketball measurements this past June will discourage that. Brown measured a terrific 6-6 ½ without shoes, giving him ample size for a NBA small forward, to go along with a 6-11 ½ wingspan. He also weighs 217 pounds. [Read Full Article] 2014 adidas Nations Interview: Jaylen Brown August 25, 2014
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-Good size for a wing player at around 6-7
-Strong frame. Solid wingspan
-Powerful first step. Plays above the rim with ease
-Has good shooting mechanics even if he sees inconsistent results from outside
-Capable of making shots with his feet set or off the dribble
-Attacks the rim with both hands
-Outstanding in transition
-Gets to the free throw line prolifically
-Doesn't settle for jumpers even though he can make them
-Enjoys taking contact at the rim, doesn't shy away from a hit
-Great potential defensively
-Moves feet extremely well. Does a good job staying in front of opponents
-Shows good timing as a shot-blocker
-Gets in the passing lanes regularly
-Unselfish player, makes the extra pass
-Plays with a chip on his shoulder. Always in attack mode
-Has terrific intangibles off the court. Very intelligent
-Jump-shot is still a work in progress. Was a non-shooter not too long ago and is still finding his consistency
-Sometimes tries to do a little too much and forces issue, causing turnovers
-Still working on his ball-handling skills. Needs to improve his left hand
Outlook: Physically gifted prospect with a great combination of toughness, athleticism and smarts. Not consistent with his offensive game yet, but shows the makings of a versatile skill-set, including the ability to create his own shot and punish defenses from the perimeter. After a strong summer is starting to get consideration for potentially being the #1 prospect in his high school class. [Read Full Article] 2014 adidas EuroCamp: Day One June 7, 2014 Jaylen Brown may not be quite as highly touted as Maker, but the consensus top-10 2015 recruit has the making of a high level talent in his own right. Scoring 15 points on 3/10 shooting from the field and 6/11 from the line, Brown is a small forward in the mold of 2014 recruit and Arizona commit Stanley Johnson. Though not quite as strong as Johnson, Brown boasts the physical maturity, high-level strength, explosiveness, and competitive streak that helped propel Johnson up the rankings late in his career.
The 2nd leading scorer in the adidas Gauntlet averaging 23.4 points per-game for Georgia-based Game Elite, Brown uses his physical tools first and foremost to attack the rim. An aggressive slasher in the half court and a highlight waiting to happen in transition, Brown runs the floor, takes the ball strong to the rim, and seeks out contact, as evidenced by the 11 free throws he drew today. Possessing solid shooting mechanics and showing a willingness to make the extra pass, Brown has a tremendously promising skill set offensively.
Defensively, Brown's athleticism and motor, coupled with great timing on his rotations, make him a capable shot blocker and a solid rebounder. Swatting away 4 shots today, Brown is not shy about challenging scorers at the rim in a setting as competitive as this one. As he matures, Brown has tremendous potential on this side of the floor as well.
Holding offers from well over a dozen of the country's elite programs, Brown has his choice of suitors at the college level and has obvious one-and-done potential. A well-rounded, smart player, Brown is a player scouts will be watching very, very closely in the coming days. [Read Full Article]