DERRICK JONES JR. (MIA)
#5•D. JONES JR.
G/F • 6’7, 195 lbs; 4th year, UNLV
NBA Role: ATHLETIC SWINGMAN
A former 4-star HS prospect, UNLV’s Derrick Jones Jr. has earned a spot in Erik Spoelstra's rotation; young prospect w/ upside: FREAK athlete who soars (over the top) for flying oops, boards and flushes in transition – DJJ’s at his best when filling the break w/ a head of steam going to the cup; athletic lefty: must find consistency as a shooter, projects as a disruptive outside scorer if he can consistently spot up + score off pin downs; needs to add more counters off the dribble, slow the game down if looks aren't available (can get rushed); appears slight but doesn’t get bullied, holds ground defensively + can finish off possessions; minutes boost in Year 3 - slots in as a utility defender/slasher for Coach Spo
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Career: 5.8 points/game, 3.2 rebounds/game, 51% FG
Slam Dunk Contest Participant (2017)
(FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 71