Can create for himself off the dribble to get into the lane
Quick release off the bounce from the 3pt line
Decent play maker on drive and kick/drop opportunities
Active hands as a help defender, does a good job shooting the gap on DHO’s for steals
Good at drawing fouls (80% FT shooter)
Shot selections is poor take quick shots off the dribble with little ball movement
Doesn’t finish well in the lane
Turnover prone, makes bad decision in the lane gets caught in the air
Would like to see him mix it up more as a rebounder
Jaden has the ability to create for himself and his teammates; however, his shooting percentages don't result in buckets, and he tends to turn the ball over as well. He must improve at finishing around the rim and cut down on the turnovers. He also must make an effort to rebound that way; he could push in transition and create before the defense is set.
McDonald's All-American (2021)
Jordan Brand Classic (2021)
Nike Hoop Summit (2021)
Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year (2021 & 2020)
USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019
Explosive in the open court can get in the lane to collapse the defense, finished well with contact. Created seperation off the dribble and knocked down a few deep 3pt shots.
Vs. College Park SkyHawks – College Park, GA – 1/21/2022
He ended the game with 29pts but he wasn’t efficient and was -23 defensively while on the court. He has tunnel vision and looks to get his shot off weather he’s open or within the flow of the game. I would like to see him improve his overall feel and become more efficient from the floor. He did showcase the ability to shoot it with range and create off the dribble.
Volume Shooting Analytics:
Jaden Hardy is eligible to be evaluated for his volume shooting potential due to the statistical significance of his data. However, Hardy would fare the worst in a volume shooting role out of anyone in this class. He ranks last of 22 eligible players. If he were to take 8 threes per 36 minutes, it is expected that he would shoot just 26%.
This data was created by AJ Wahl by ploting each game of a player's most recent season. The x-axis represents the amount of threes taken per minute, in order to normalize for minutes played. The y-axis is simply the player's three point percentage in that particular game. The line represents the trend between a player's three point volume, and their success. A upward slope means that a player gains efficiency as they shoot more often, and a downward slope means that a player loses efficiency the more shots they take. Note that 0.2 3PA/36 is roughly 7 3s, and 0.3 translates to 11 3s. Only players with an R^2 value above .04 were analyzed, to ensure that each player has at least some correlation between their attempts and their frequency.