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Name: Jonathan Isaac

School: Florida State

Season: Freshman

ESPN High School Ranking: 12 (2016)

Birthdate: October 3, 1997 (19)

Birthplace: Naples, Florida

Family: 

- Grew up with single mother Jackie Allan

- 1 of 6 children

High School: 

- IMG Academy - 1 year of prep school

- The International School

- Barron Collier High School

Accolades:

- Leading scorer in state of Florida in 2014-15 season

- 2016 Jordan Brand Classic

- 2016 Nike Hoop Summit

Twitter: Jisaac_01

Instagram: JonIsaac_01

Height: 6'10.5

Weight: 205

Wingspan: 7'1.5

Standing Reach: 9'0.5

Injury History: 

- Missed 3 games because of hip flexor injury - has been slowly readjusting with minutes and impact

- He scored in double digits every game (averaged 15 PPG) and shot 58.8% prior to the injury 

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Says his biggest influence are his mom, coaches, and faith

- Devout Christian

- Describes his game is versatile

- Says he needs to improve everything

- Candid in interviews

Freshman Season Stats: Through 22 games

- 13.2 PPG

- 8.1 RPG

- 1.6 BPG

- 1.2 SPG 

- 53% FG

- 36% 3

- 82% FT

Analytics: 

- 17th in win shares per 40 minutes in the NCAA

- 7th in box plus/minus in the NCAA

- 5th in block percentage in the ACC In 2016-17

- 6th in defensive rebound percentage in the ACC in 2016-17

Position: SF/PF

Greatest Strength: Athleticism for his size

Greatest Weakness: Too thin

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 6

Speed: 8

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 8

Basketball IQ: 6

Switchability: 8

3 point shooting: 7

Jumpshot: 7

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: 7

Handle: 6

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 7

Motor: 8

Touch: 8

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 8

Help defense: 8

Steals: 8

Blocks: 8

Pick and Roll: 

- Can switch onto almost anyone

- Gets around screens well

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Incredible athleticism for his size - plays the 3 at 6'10 but moves like a regular 6'5 wing

- Long arms

- Very quick for his size

- Switches between help and ballside denial very quickly

- Solid 3 point shooter

- Needs to increase toughness and strength

- Can do so many things in one possession defensively - elite ability

Game Analysis: 

- vs. Wake Forest

- #44 Konstantinos Mitoqlou

- #1 Keyshawn Woods

- #0 Brandon Childress

- #10 Mitchell Wilbekin

- Catches at left 45, fakes left, drives right, pulls up at FT line - bricks jumper - but impressive athleticism for his size 

- Airballs right corner 3

- Good weakside help - called for foul on drive but should have been charge

- Reaches and gets beaten off the dribble

- Drives left, jumps too early, tries acrobatic left scoop layup and misses

- Catches at top of they key, jabs right, takes 3 - hits

- Good job staying with Childress on the switch 

- Allows offensive rebound on FT 

- Catch and shoot jumper in left corner - miss

- Turns it over - loses ball and after gathering on floor throws it away

- Gets steal on skip pass in the lane

- Great denial on dead ball for the steal but gets it stolen backc driving in transition 1 on 3

- Good shot contest on help to force miss

- Catch at right 45, jabs right, misses 3

- Aware in weakside help and then hedges and recovers on ball screen - can do a lot on one possession

- Good D on woods drive then gets rebound

- Good pass to Mann cutting baseline

- Beaten by Childress off the dribble

- Catches Mann's pass at right 45, drives through lane and dunks

- Steal in strongside help

- Pullup 3 from ight 45 - hits

- Putback dunk off Bacon missed layup in lane with 3 Wake players around

- Good defensive rebound off missed FT, fouled 1 and 1 - FTs 2/2 

- Catch and shoot 3 from right 45 - miss

NBA Comparison: Kevin Durant/Harrison Barnes

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 8.5

Projected Draft Spot: Lottery

Opinion: Isaac has shown flashes of brilliance this year. His size and athleticism alone make him a lottery pick. He is a solid shooter but has to improve his decision making. The potential is there for him to become a superstar. He can be incredibly disruptive on the defensive end. I don't know if he will figure it out, but it is worth a shot because his floor and ceiling are very high.