Highly efficient player offensively despite being the focal point of the teams offense.
Took almost 100 more FGA than the next closest player.
Shot 51% from the field, 39.6% from three and 81% from FT line.
Can generate his own shot comfortably from all three levels.
Strong pick and roll ball handler who constantly makes the right read and is a comfortable playmaker.
Has a 7’2 wingspan and it shows on defense.
He isn’t an elite athlete, but his length makes up for average lateral quickness.
Good at everything, not great at any one aspect of the game.
Could make it hard to find a niche in the NBA.
Became too passive at times.
Would stop looking for his shot in an attempt to get others involved despite less talented/skilled teammates.
Needs to improve as an on-ball defender.
His long wingspan can only cover up so much.
Jalen is a good athlete with length that can create for himself off the dribble, getting to the rim, as well as getting his shot off from the 3pt line. He needs considerable development defensively, frequently uses his wingspan as a deterrent than actually applying contention.
WCC All-Conference First Team (2022)
WCC All-Conference Honorable Mention (2021)
At San Francisco – San Francisco, CA – 1/29/2022
Scored on all three levels, everything being set up off the dribble. He got to the rim, finishing with contact, shot it from the mid-range and knocked down three 3pt shots. He was impressive as a switchable defender, guarding on the perimeter and on the interior as well, using his length, strength, and athleticism to make it difficult to score over him. He also did a good job of play making for his teammates, getting into the lane and drawing attention before dropping off for easy shots at the rim.
Williams unfortunately fared poorly as a versatile defender, as he was in the 32nd percentile as a wing. His opponents were very efficient facing Williams, and was much worse defending in switches than matching up out of position. He fouls less often than other players, but overall failed when defending outside of his position.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.