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Blazers Select Maryland’s Jalen Smith in 2019 Mock Draft

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With the No. 15 pick, Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman sends Maryland freshman big man Jalen Smith to Portland.

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In another version of the Way-Too-Soon 2019 Mock Draft, Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman sends Maryland freshman big man Jalen Smith to the Portland Trail Blazers with the No. 15 overall pick:

Long, 6’10” and active, Smith should draw attention for his effectiveness around the basket and outside shooting touch. He already flashed three-point range during Maryland’s exhibition trip to Italy. Smith lacks strength and high-level shot-creating skills, but his tools, nose for the ball and jump-shot fluidity point to NBA role-player potential.

Wasserman notes that even if the season hasn’t officially started yet, team scouts are already making the rounds. You can read more here.