Two-Way Tracker: Meet New Jazz Guard Justin Wright-Foreman

By Jake Winderman | August 22, 2019

Player: Justin Wright-Foreman

College: Hofstra (2015-2019)

Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds

NBA Team/NBA G League Affiliate: Utah Jazz/Salt Lake City Stars

College Breakdown: Justin Wright-Foreman had quite the senior campaign with Hofstra, finishing 2nd in the NCAA in scoring (27.1 PPG) after ending his junior year ranked 5th (24.4 PPG). Wright-Foreman was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year in both 2018 and 2019, while earning AP Honorable Mention All-American honors in both seasons as well. The New York-native surpassed 2,000 career points during his senior season with Hofstra and finished his collegiate career ranked in the Top 10 in CAA history in field goals made, free throw percentage, points per game, player efficiency rating, true shooting percentage, usage percentage, points produced per game and offensive win shares. Wright-Foreman shot better than 36.6% from long-range in each of his final three seasons at Hofstra and sunk a career-high 51.1% of his total shot attempts during the 2018-19 season.

Scouting Report: No matter what level of the game he plays at, getting a bucket will never be an issue for Justin Wright-Foreman. The Hofstra legend projects to be a score-first combo guard at the NBA level and is exceptional at scoring on the move. Due to his unbelievable scoring ability, Wright-Foreman’s passing and vision sometimes get overlooked; J.W.F. is efficient off the pick-and-roll and seems to have a great knack for knowing when to dish and when to drive. Wright-Foreman can space the floor when playing off-the-ball with a more ball-dominant point guard and seems to always be at the right place at the right time on the offensive end. If he can increase his steal percentage and ability to guard slightly bigger players, Wright-Foreman has a definite future in the Association.

Organizational Fit: Besides Mike Conley, Dante Exum, Donovan Mitchell and Emmanuel Mudiay, there seems to be room for depth in Utah’s backcourt. Justin Wright-Foreman’s pure scoring and shooting ability should contribute to his case for early playing time along with the four full years of college experience under his belt. The Salt Lake City Stars did a great job of developing young guards last season in Grayson Allen and Naz Mitrou-Long and should be able to do the same this upcoming NBA G League season with Wright-Foreman.

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