What did a Big Ten scouting report look like for IU freshman point guard Jalen Hood-Schifino?
On3’s Jamie Shaw reached out to multiple college coaches to get their game prep on a number of NBA Draft prospects including the one-and-done IU guard.
Hood-Schifino was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year after averaging 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 32 games with Indiana. His 117 total assists ranked fourth-most in a single season by a freshman in program history.
The Pittsburgh native was named Second Team All-Big Ten.
Here is what two Big Ten coaches told Shaw about Hood-Schifino:
A Big 10 coach: “Scorer and a playmaker. He makes others better, but he is also capable of taking over a game scoring the basketball. He’s tremendous in ball screens, and he reads coverages at a high level. He is good off the bounce, and he hits shots all over.”
A Big 10 coach: “He was really good in the mid-range, a great pull-up game, so we tried to bulldog him over screens and force him to his left hand. Not a big three-point guy, but he was capable. A big guard, really strong. He was good defensively. Their team played a big help scheme and plugged gaps, so it’s hard to really know how he guards in space, but he’s capable on that end and can guard multiple positions.”
Shaw didn’t reveal the names of the coaches, but the second quote certainly sounded a lot like what Purdue’s Matt Painter had to say after Hood-Schifino dropped 35 on the Boilermakers at Mackey Arena in February.
Hood-Schifino is projected to be selected anywhere from a late lottery pick to later in the first round.
The 2022 NBA Draft is on June 22 in Brooklyn.
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