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No. 4: Jalen Suggs
In the vote for the no. 4 overall prospect, the Liberty Ballers community selected Jalen Suggs, guard out of Gonzaga. Suggs claimed 83% of the vote, blowing away all other contenders.
WEIGHT: 205 lbs
BIRTHDATE: Jun 23, 2001
HOMETOWN: West Saint Paul, MN
HIGH SCHOOL: Minnehaha Academy
What They’re Saying
High IQ plus excellent skill and athleticism equals an NBA-ready player with All-Star upside.
Jalen Suggs is one of the elite talents in the 2021 NBA Draft. His combination of athleticism, scoring, playmaking, and defense will make it difficult for teams to pass on him. He is a fierce competitor who can help change a culture.
Suggs is ranked third on my draft guide, and if he falls anywhere past pick number four, it will be a steal. Suggs’s game has shades of Donovan Mitchell and Ja Morant. He is a freak athlete who can defend, create for others, and is at his best in the open court. He needs to improve his shooting consistency, but he will be fine if he can make defenses respect his shot.
Worst case scenario, I see Suggs as one of the league’s best sixth men. I hesitate to say he’ll reach All-NBA level play, not impossible, but I do expect him to make multiple All-Star games and be a key factor to successful teams. His work rate and passion for the game are infectious. Jalen Suggs is the personification of winning basketball.
Liberty Ballers Community Big Board
- Cade Cunningham, Guard, Oklahoma State University
- Jalen Green, Shooting Guard, G League Ignite
- Evan Mobley, Center, USC
- Jalen Suggs, Guard, Gonzaga
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