NBA.com recognizes Jordan Walsh’s impressive week at NBA Draft Combine
Jordan Walsh’s impressive week at the NBA Draft Combine did not go unnoticed.
Walsh’s performance earned a lot of praise from scouts and reporters in attendance, including the NBA’s official website. Over the weekend, NBA.com writer Luke Akinsola named Walsh as one of seven standout prospects from last week’s combine.
“The former McDonald’s All-American impressed during the player drill circuit Monday,” said Akinsola. “Wiry, dexterous and athletic — the versatile 6-foot-7 G/F is capable of guarding four positions on the floor and uses his explosiveness and athleticism to blow by defenders on offense.
“He’s also a terrific finisher around the rim as the 19-year-old’s upside was on full display Thursday – stuffing the stat sheet with 15 points, seven boards and five assists. The projected late first-round pick helped his case with his performance this week in Chicago.”
As Akinsola mentioned, the former Razorback helped raise his draft stock tremendously during the combine. He scored in the top half of every speed, agility and shooting drill on top of a spectacular showing on Thursday’s scrimmage – recording 15 points (4-11 FG, 1-3 3PT), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and knocked down 6-of-7 free throws.
Walsh is currently projected to be selected somewhere between the late first round and early second round by most major mock drafts. He announced his intent to enter the NBA Draft on April 19, but said that he would go through the process while maintaining his eligibility to return to Arkansas.
He has until May 31 to withdraw his name from the draft process and return to Fayetteville next season, but after last week’s combine performance it’s looking very unlikely that will happen.
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