Posted On: 01/21/20 4:30 PM

Jared Keith (Blackman) gifted the @PrepHoopsTN/AboveTheRimGym Fall Combine with an exciting bounce and passion. 

How did he measure against the competition?

  • Class of 2022
  • 5’10”
  • Wingspan — 6’1″ or 73″
  • Standing Reach — 7’8″
  • Max Reach — 10’4″
  • One-step vertical — 32″
  • Height w/o shoes — 5’10”
  • Height w/ shoes — 5’11”
  • Shoe Size — 10 1/2
  • Hand Span — 8.5″
  • Hand Length — 8.0″
  • Lane Agility — 15.07
  • Camp Ranking — #51

NBA Stylistic Comparison: 2019 Celtics Romeo Langford

Jared Keith is an impressive leaper.  He gets off the deck quickly for rebounds. Vertical explosion is a plus.

Considering his bounce he could track down rebounds outside his area better.  Guards are not going to challenge forwards for those high point rebounds as often as they are going to scramble for long caroms. These are ideal opportunities for Jared to shine.

Mid-range shooting is a strength.  Jared Keith hits with a consistency when his feet are set.  Smoothing out the shot transition from dribble to release point is necessary.

Weaknesses include movement off the basketball, shot mechanics, playing without the ball, and size for the position.

Ideally, an off-guard would be 6-foot-2 or taller.  Jared competed as a wing at this event although it bears mentioning that showcase events typically attract a plethora of guards and, by default, traditional point guards get shoved to the wings in 5 versus 5.  Keith might be able to play point guard eventually.  It would be beneficial if he could tighten up the handle and thrive as a point guard at his size.  An added difficulty with this path is the Blackman program depth.  Very talented guards consistently suit up for Blackman varsity.  It is a daunting climb just to reach the “King of the Mountain” perch and earn BHS varsity minutes as a guard.  Keith loves the game and it will take a full commitment to get there.

Jared Keith is a combo guard with reliable mid-range touch and hops to help him grow as a prospect. 

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