There's no shortage of young talent in the 2022 NBA Draft, and that includes top G League Ignite prospect Jaden Hardy.
Hardy figures to be selected on draft night, but the real question is whether he makes it into the first round or not.
Here's everything you need to know about Hardy ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft.
Jaden Hardy Mock Draft 2022
Yahoo! Sports predictions are from Raphielle Johnson's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Kyle Boone's latest mock draft. Bleacher Report's projections are from Jonathan Wasserman's latest mock draft.
Yahoo! Sports: Memphis Grizzlies (No. 29)
CBS Sports: Denver Nuggets (No. 30)
Bleacher Report: Philadelphia 76ers (No. 23)
Jaden Hardy NBA Draft Stock & Projection
- Philadelphia 76ers (No. 23) - 1
- Memphis Grizzlies (No. 29) - 1
- Denver Nuggets (No. 30 - 1
All three highlighted drafts project Hardy as a late first-round pick. It never hurts to have too much guard depth and that's something the Denver Nuggets learned when Jamal Murray missed the entire 2021-22 NBA season with a torn ACL. Drafting Hardy would give them some extra help in case Murray isn't ready to go when the new campaign begins.
Jaden Hardy Stats
2021-22 G League Ignite
- 17.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.3 blocks, 3.5 turnovers, 1.8 3-pointers, 32.2 minutes per game. 35.1% field goal, 26.9% 3-point shooting.
Instead of taking the collegiate path to the NBA, Hardy opted to play with the G League Ignite last season. Although his efficiency was far from great, the fact that he averaged 17.7 points against experience men shouldn't be taken lightly. It'll be interesting to see if he can be productive at the NBA level, but he's so far shown that he has the potential to be a starter one day.
Jaden Hardy Height, Wingspan & Age
All height, weight and workout information is from NBA.com.
- Age: 19 years (born 2002)
- Height: 6'4"
- Weight: 198 lbs
- Wingspan: 6'10"
Jaden Hardy Highlights
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