NBA Draft

#5
Jalen McDaniels
PPG RPG APG
15.9 8.3 2.1
Team: San Diego State AztecsHeight: 6-10 Born: 1/31/1998
Class-Eligibility: Jr-SoWeight: 195 Hometown: Federal Way, WA


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
McDaniels left San Diego State after his sophomore season, during which he averaged 15.9 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds. Scoring highlights for the 6-foot-10 forward include 26 against Xavier and 30 in the team's first meeting against UNLV.
He played in all 67 San Diego State games in the past two seasons (starting 55), helping the Aztecs to a 43-24 record and the 2018 NCAA Tournament. His 20 career double-doubles are the sixth-most in school history. Long and lean, McDaniels was an efficient scorer around the basket in college, shooting 50.4 percent across two seasons.
He ranked as the No. 120 national prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings when he came out of high school in Federal Way, Wash.
ANALYSIS
McDaniels is an athletic combo forward who plays hard, can finish on offense and moves well without the ball. He's known as having a good mid-range game offensively; the key to opening up his full potential on offense will be stretching the distance on his jumpers. He shot 32.0 percent (24 of 75) from 3-point range last season at San Diego State, which won't scare NBA defenders. His form looks good, though, and he has time to improve.
He'll also need time to put on weight and get stronger. While he does have significant upside to fit the mold of a power forward in today's NBA, he checked in at a shade above 191 pounds at the NBA Combine and will have trouble right away in handling physical post play. He might end up being a tweener at forward.
NBA teams also will have to do their due diligence on lawsuits against McDaniels by two women who allege he secretly recorded sexual encounters when he was a senior in high school. Local prosecutors did not bring criminal charges.
Projection: Second round/undrafted
--Field Level Media

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
17-18 SDSU 33 21 24.7 10.5 7.5 0.9 0.8 0.6 1.1 2.3 .586 .211 .788
18-19 SDSU 34 34 31.0 15.9 8.3 2.1 1.1 0.5 2.4 2.9 .466 .320 .732
Career 67 55 27.9 13.2 7.9 1.5 1.0 0.5 1.8 2.6 .504 .298 .758

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
17-18 SDSU 33 21 815 126 215 4 19 89 113 74 248 29 27 19 36 77 345
18-19 SDSU 34 34 1055 212 455 24 75 93 127 67 281 72 38 16 82 100 541
Career 67 55 1870 338 670 28 94 182 240 141 529 101 65 35 118 177 886

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/6 UAPB W 76-60 27 5 11 1 2 4 6 4 9 5 3 0 1 3 15
11/14 TxSo W 103-64 23 5 12 1 2 3 4 2 9 1 3 0 3 4 14
11/19 Duke L 64-90 30 3 9 0 0 5 7 1 5 3 0 2 3 3 11
11/20 Xavier W 79-74 36 9 14 3 5 5 8 2 8 1 0 3 3 2 26
11/21 @IaSt L 57-87 27 5 14 0 3 0 1 2 7 1 0 0 1 4 10
11/27 JkSt W 87-44 26 6 10 0 2 2 2 1 3 4 1 0 7 2 14
12/1 @IllSt W 75-65 39 6 14 0 2 0 1 5 15 2 1 0 1 3 12
12/5 SD L 61-73 29 3 9 0 3 6 8 1 8 2 0 0 4 5 12
12/8 @Cal L 83-89 37 7 13 0 1 6 6 2 6 5 1 0 1 1 20
12/12 CSt-DH W 99-46 22 5 13 2 3 1 2 2 6 4 0 0 0 1 13
12/22 BYU W 90-81 22 2 8 0 3 2 4 0 2 3 1 0 1 4 6
12/29 Brown L 61-82 32 7 14 2 3 3 4 0 6 2 3 2 3 2 19
1/1 CS-Nr W 65-60 35 9 13 1 2 1 2 2 13 2 2 0 4 2 20
1/5 @Boise L 64-88 28 6 13 0 2 2 2 3 5 1 1 0 2 5 14
1/8 Wyo W 84-54 33 8 14 0 1 6 7 2 12 1 2 1 3 1 22
1/12 @AF L 48-62 33 8 15 0 1 2 3 1 11 0 1 0 4 1 18
1/15 NM W 97-77 30 10 19 0 0 4 4 5 11 4 0 1 1 2 24
1/22 @Fres L 62-66 29 8 12 0 1 3 4 4 10 2 1 0 1 3 19
1/26 UNLV W 94-77 37 9 15 2 3 10 12 2 13 4 5 0 1 4 30
1/30 AF W 66-51 34 5 16 1 3 0 0 2 11 4 1 1 4 2 11
2/2 @SJSU W 67-56 33 10 18 2 4 0 0 2 9 1 1 0 1 2 22
2/5 @NM L 70-83 34 11 19 1 1 2 2 5 9 1 0 1 3 3 25
2/9 UtahSt W 68-63 36 6 13 3 5 1 2 1 7 3 1 0 2 2 16
2/12 @ColoSt W 71-60 31 7 13 1 4 3 4 3 12 1 1 0 6 4 18
2/16 Boise W 71-65 36 9 20 0 4 0 0 4 7 1 3 0 4 3 18
2/20 Nevada W 65-57 37 4 15 0 2 2 3 0 6 1 0 1 3 5 10
2/23 @UNLV W 60-59 34 7 17 0 1 2 4 1 5 1 0 0 1 1 16
2/26 @UtahSt L 54-70 22 3 10 0 2 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 1 3 7
3/2 SJSU W 84-56 30 6 12 1 3 0 1 1 9 3 1 1 3 3 13
3/6 Fres L 74-76 36 4 10 0 1 8 9 2 7 2 0 0 2 2 16
3/9 @Nevada L 53-81 27 2 10 0 0 1 2 0 7 2 1 0 3 4 5
3/14 @UNLV W 63-55 36 8 14 2 4 7 7 3 14 1 1 1 2 4 25
3/15 @Nevada W 65-56 30 5 14 1 1 1 4 1 10 2 2 0 2 5 12
3/16 @UtahSt L 57-64 24 4 12 0 1 0 0 1 5 1 1 2 1 5 8
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