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College Level

D1 High Major

Draft Eligible

2022

Jabari

Smith Jr.

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DOB

Team

Sandy Creek (GA) & Atlanta Celtics (Adidas)

Position

Power Forward/Small Forward

Height

Wingspan

Contact

6'9

Weight

Hand

180 lbs

Right

Jabari Smith, Sr 404-781-3673 Hulio Smith 404-975-8782

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Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Shoots it well from the perimeter 
  • Above-average athletic
  • Has great hands and feet on the interior
  • Can create for himself off the dribble
  • Good court awareness
  • Defends the 3, 4, & 5
  • Rebounds at a high clip
  • Good rim protector
  • Shoots it well from the perimeter 
  • Above-average athletic
  • Has great hands and feet on the interior
  • Can create for himself off the dribble
  • Good court awareness
  • Defends the 3, 4, & 5
  • Rebounds at a high clip
  • Good rim protector

Weaknesses

  • Lacks aggressiveness

  • Doesn't utilize body and size well

  • He seems to lack engagement

  • Settles for jumpers too much

  • Reluctant to put the ball on the floor

  • Plays at a slow pace

  • Shoots it well from the perimeter 
  • Above-average athletic
  • Has great hands and feet on the interior
  • Can create for himself off the dribble
  • Good court awareness
  • Defends the 3, 4, & 5
  • Rebounds at a high clip
  • Good rim protector

Summary

Jabari Smith Jr. is a long and athletic forward. he has a scoring mentality due to his lack of hesitation to get up his shots. In the half-court, Jabari is great at setting a ball screen or drag screen and instead of rolling to the basket, he flares to the 3pt line. Due to his ability to knocking down perimeter jumpers, he has great awareness recognizing when his defender overplays him on the perimeter. When his defender commits too far, he likes to shoot a one-dribble pull-up mid-range jumper off his left hand. In transition, Smith is not afraid of getting out and filling lanes to make himself an option to score. On the defensive end, his length allows him to play the passing lanes and intercept passes. For Smith to take his game to the next level, he must mature in recognizing when he has a smaller defender and playing in the mid or low post more often. Jabari struggles with finishing around the rim, but he can be an all-around offensive threat, however, he must develop in taking his defender off the dribble and finishing around the rim. When Jabari fills out more and becomes more aggressive off the dribble and in the low-post, he will be a great offensive asset.

  • Shoots it well from the perimeter 
  • Above-average athletic
  • Has great hands and feet on the interior
  • Can create for himself off the dribble
  • Good court awareness
  • Defends the 3, 4, & 5
  • Rebounds at a high clip
  • Good rim protector

Reports

Game Report 1
Game Report 2
Game Report 3
Game Report 4
Intel Report 1
Intel Report 2
Intel Report 3
Intel Report 4

Notes

Tip-Off Classic - Atlanta, GA - 4/19/2019


Knocked down wing 3 from the left side of the court, alters shot at the rim. Not very confident putting the ball on the court but I can see improvement from the last time I saw him. Made another wing 3pt shot to start the 2nd half. Uses his length well as an interior defender, puts his hands straight up does not fall for pump fakes. Makes tough and1 driving left from the right-wing. Like to get into 1 dribble pull-up rhythm from the elbow. He is a willing passer, tries to play within himself, and does not force too much.
   

NBPA Top 100 - Charlottesville, VA- 6/11-14/2019


Impressed with his ability to mix it up for rebounds. He is talking on defense. Not moving his feet well in PnR action, letting the ball handler turn the corner.
  

 USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019


Very skilled, can put the ball on the floor shot it off the catch, protect the paint and finish around the rim. He needs his body to catch up with his skill.
   

Hawks Naismith Holiday Classic - Norcross, GA - 12/13-14/2019


Make C&S 3 from the left corner on the first possession of the game. Attacking the closeout with 1 dribble pullup. Got his feet set quick on a nice transition pull-up 3 from the left-wing. Great awareness on a broken play as he finds a teammate under the basket for a layup. He's rushing his shots like he's not gonna get the ball back. Needs to show more patients. He settles for the 3pt shot too much, needs to put pressure on the defense. Was getting overplayed in the corner, set his defender up nicely for a backdoor with a 2 hand dunk finish with and1. Showed a little mean streak late in the game after getting trash-talked most of the game, he got fouled went up and threw it down stong with the right hand and let him know it was gonna be none of that!


OTR The Opening – Atlanta, GA – 6/27/2020


Easy 2 hand dunk as he dives to the front of the rim. An easy layup in transition on the left side. Pump fake rip for a layup on the right side with contact. And 1. Block at the rim, tips out to a teammate for an easy dunk. Ast on transition dunk. Makes corner 3 at the buzzer to end the 1st half. Nice AST from the elbow to a wide-open teammate under the basket.

Tip-Off Classic - Atlanta, GA - 4/19/2019


Knocked down wing 3 from the left side of the court, alters shot at the rim. Not very confident putting the ball on the court but I can see improvement from the last time I saw him. Made another wing 3pt shot to start the 2nd half. Uses his length well as an interior defender, puts his hands straight up does not fall for pump fakes. Makes tough and1 driving left from the right-wing. Like to get into 1 dribble pull-up rhythm from the elbow. He is a willing passer, tries to play within himself, and does not force too much.
   

NBPA Top 100 - Charlottesville, VA- 6/11-14/2019


Impressed with his ability to mix it up for rebounds. He is talking on defense. Not moving his feet well in PnR action, letting the ball handler turn the corner.
  

 USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019


Very skilled, can put the ball on the floor shot it off the catch, protect the paint and finish around the rim. He needs his body to catch up with his skill.
   

Hawks Naismith Holiday Classic - Norcross, GA - 12/13-14/2019


Make C&S 3 from the left corner on the first possession of the game. Attacking the closeout with 1 dribble pullup. Got his feet set quick on a nice transition pull-up 3 from the left-wing. Great awareness on a broken play as he finds a teammate under the basket for a layup. He's rushing his shots like he's not gonna get the ball back. Needs to show more patients. He settles for the 3pt shot too much, needs to put pressure on the defense. Was getting overplayed in the corner, set his defender up nicely for a backdoor with a 2 hand dunk finish with and1. Showed a little mean streak late in the game after getting trash-talked most of the game, he got fouled went up and threw it down stong with the right hand and let him know it was gonna be none of that!


OTR The Opening – Atlanta, GA – 6/27/2020


Easy 2 hand dunk as he dives to the front of the rim. An easy layup in transition on the left side. Pump fake rip for a layup on the right side with contact. And 1. Block at the rim, tips out to a teammate for an easy dunk. Ast on transition dunk. Makes corner 3 at the buzzer to end the 1st half. Nice AST from the elbow to a wide-open teammate under the basket.

Offers

Committed to Auburn 10/9/2020

  • Alabama

  • Auburn

  • Georgia

  • Georgia Tech

  • Ole Miss

  • Tennessee

  • Florida State

  • LSU

  • UAB

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Honors

  • FIBA 2019 Americas Gold Medal

  • GHSA 1st Team All-State

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Statistics

19-20 GHSA Stats:


24.5 PTS || 10.8 REB || 1.6 AST || 1.3 STL || 50.3 FG% || 37.5 3PT% || 78.3 FT%

19-20 GHSA Stats:


24.5 PTS || 10.8 REB || 1.6 AST || 1.3 STL || 50.3 FG% || 37.5 3PT% || 78.3 FT%

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