Jalen Hood Schifino Makes a Decision on his Future

Jalen Hood Schifino Decalres
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Jalen Hood-Schifino, freshman starting guard for the Indiana Hoosiers, has declared for the NBA Draft. Schifino was named all freshman first team for the Big Ten and second-team all-Big Ten. He averaged 13.5 ppg (points per game), 4.1 rpg (rebounds per game), 3.7 apg (assists per game), while shooting 41.7% from the field and 33.3% from deep. He stands at six foot six, 213 pounds, and played high school at Montverde Academy in Florida.


As it stands, Jalen Hood Schifino is ranked as the 13th-best prospect in ESPN’s NBA Draft Projections. He has shown some inconsistency at times, which may cause him to slip in the draft. Coming out of high school, recruits said he could play the two or the three with good strength. He isn’t flashy or explosive but had a great sense of when to use his speed to blow past defenders. His passing is next level already, and he is known as a long-range sniper.

He’s a better rebounder than players at his position because of his frame and size and he has defensive awareness when he’s off the ball. He may not be loterry, because of guys like Kyle Filipowski, Keyontae George, Gradey Dick, Anthony Black, Brandon Miller, GG Jackson, Cason Wallace on top of the elite prospects in this draft, but he will be at least in the 20-25 range. Indiana will miss him, as they most likely take a huge step back from the round of 32 team this year, baring any major transfer additions.

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