Welcome to an NBA Draft-centered article series where I’ll share my thoughts on the 2022 class as the year goes on. Each month I’ll give reports on around 10-12 prospects which will detail what I’ve noticed from watching their film. The reports will have strengths, weaknesses, tendencies, and outlooks on them as prospects.
This edition will mainly start out with the bigger name prospects since I decided to scout them first. As the months go along I’ll go further down my personal watchlist and some editions will have a big focus on the Team Ignite, Overtime Elite, and international prospects. Also, each edition will provide updates on certain players I’ve already covered depending on how they develop. The players are in no particular order since I haven’t watched enough players to form a big board ranking. Finally, these thoughts are subject to change as the year goes on because all of these players are capable of getting better or worse at certain skills.
Jaden Hardy: Hardy and company got the opportunity to play against real NBA players as Team Ignite participated in the Rising Stars Challenge. In that short span Hardy was a fluid mover who looked like he belonged athletically. However, he struggled to find any semblance of consistency with his pull-up jumper and finishing around length at the basket.