Jadon Pace 5’9 120 2023 Kecoughtan High School, Hampton VA
What stands out immediately when you see Jadon is his length! He has a tremendous wingspan and long legs and possesses an ideal combination of size, length, and fluidity. He projects to be very tall but nonetheless he is a versatile player who can handle, attack, and spot up as a shooter, enabling him to impact the game in so many ways and play multiple positions. Jadon can push the ball in transition and stop, pull up, and launch a shot in the blink of an eye and connects at an impressive rate. He’s very confident as a shooter with sound shot mechanics, a high release and great range. Not only a solid catch and shoot threat beyond the arc, Jadon can shoot off the dribble and create his own shot or create for teammates showing sound overall playmaking skills in addition to his deft shooting touch. He uses pass and shot fakes effectively and creates separation with ball fakes and powerful jab steps. Elevates quickly into his shot and has an outstanding, high release. He possesses great end to end speed and impressive blow by quickness, changes speeds effortlessly. He can change directions quickly and with his eye popping burst can break his defender down with a quick crossover series and explode to the rim like a blur. Defensively Jadon’s elite athleticism and length makes him a defender who can switch across multiple positions. A solid on ball defender with length, quick footwork and quick, active hands and great instincts in passing lanes. Gets to traps quickly and smothers the ball handler with quickness and length. Can snatch the dribble away from many ball handlers and his motor and effort makes him a lockdown defender. Sky is the limit for Jadon Pace, he’s an impressive talent, poised and skilled beyond his years. Huge upside!