Jarrett Allen-C-Texas
Size: 6’10 235lbs

Jarrett Allen

Strengths:

  • Rebounding beast
  • Length
  • Rim protector
  • Decent mid-range shot
  • Pick-n-pop player
  • High effort player

Analysis: Jarrett Allen will be able to give NBA teams one thing right after being drafted—rebounds. Standing at 6’10.5’’ in shoes, possessing an elite 7’5.5’’ wingspan, and a 9’2.5’’ standing reach he is a paint presence who can pull down boards with the best of them. Allen’s length will also allow him to protect the rim at the next level, he’s not an elite shot blocker, although good (1.6 bpg), but as he adds weight and experience, he has the ability to become a deterrent in the paint in the NBA. His immense length makes up for some deficiencies moving laterally, and he’s shown the ability to hedge successfully while defending pick and roll situations. Due to Shaquille Cleare playing the center for the Longhorns, Allen has actually played this season at the 4 spot for Shaka Smart. Allen’s ability to shoot in the mid range allows this, and it’s a nice piece of his offensive game when looking towards the NBA. Jarrett has a nice touch out to 12 feet, and good hands that allow him to catch passes around the rim, and finish at a good clip (68% at the rim according to hoop-math.com).

Weaknesses:

  • Lateral quickness
  • Could add muscle to frame
  • Needs to work on offensive game
  • Boxing out
  • Turnover-prone

Analysis: Jarrett Allen has good end to end speed, but he’s not quick laterally, and possesses a bit of an awkward gate, as he hunches over when he runs. He is turnover prone, getting stripped regularly while in the lane (a lot of that has to do with how he carries the ball down low—coaching should correct that).  He’s very much a work in progress on offense, and despite his size and length advantage at the NCAA level, the game still appears to be pretty fast for him, and he doesn’t handle double teams well, nor instances in which he is heavily pressured. He is a solid passer in terms of knowing where to put the ball, but he often turns the ball over when defenders dial it up a notch. He’s also not the greatest in terms of boxing out, he’s good at picking the right spot, but is often muscled out by stronger players.

NBA Comparison: Robin Lopez

Draft Projection: Top 15

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