Jaden Springer, born on September 25, 2002) is an American professional basketball player who serves as a guard and plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.
Location: G (No. 11)
Height: 1.91 meters / 6 feet 3
Weight: 92 kg/202 lbs
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
School: University of Tennessee
Draft: the 28th pick in the first round of 2021
Salary this season: $2.02 million
In high school, Springer played varsity basketball at Beacon Christian School in Antioch, Tennessee. As a sophomore, he averaged 24.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 2.4 blocks per game, helping Rocky River reach the Class 4A state semifinals. Named Southwest 4A Player of the Year. On October 23, 2019, committed to playing college basketball for Tennessee. As a freshman, Springer averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, earning Southeastern Conference (SEC) Freshman Team honors. After the season, he declared for the 2021 NBA draft and signed with an agent.
Springer has comprehensive offensive skills, excellent confrontation ability, and smooth movements. He can attack the basket like a running back (rugby) and will not deform his shots due to opponents. He has excellent balance, sufficient strength, and sharp breakthroughs with the ball. . If he can’t attack the rim directly, he can also finish with a soft throw. The disadvantage is that Springer lacks explosive power and creativity to break through the defense one-on-one. The first step is not fast, and it is difficult to get rid of the opponent quickly.
Springer was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 28th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. On August 4, 2021, Springer was signed by the 76ers. On October 24, 2021, Springer was assigned to the Delaware Blue Jackets, an affiliated team of the 76ers Development League.