2022 NBA Draft: Jeremy Sochan could transform the Wizards’ defense

The Washington Wizards have the 10th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects who could fall around where the Wizards will select…

2022 NBA Draft Wizards Prospect Profile: Jeremy Sochan

Team: Baylor

Position: PF/C

Age: 19

Height: 6-9

Weight: 230

Wingspan: 7-0

2021/22 stats: 30 G, 9.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.7 bpg, 47.4 FG% (3.3/7.0), 29.6 3PT% (0.8/2.7), 58.9 FT% (1.8/3.0)

Player comparison: Scottie Barnes, Draymond Green, Aaron Gordon

Projections: NBC Sports Washington 13th, Sports Illustrated 11th, Ringer 10th, Athletic 7th, ESPN 18th, NBADraft.net 17th, Bleacher Report 12th

5 things to know:

– Sochan is one of the best and most versatile defenders in his class. At 6-9 and 230 pounds, he can guard all five positions at a high level, especially when he’s forced to switch out on the perimeter and contain guards off the dribble. In an age where Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum are four of the league’s best individual players and the game is shifting more toward the perimeter, teams need players like Sochan to give their defense a chance at slowing these explosive offenses down.

Cut up a couple ridiculous sequences from Jeremy Sochan guarding on the perimeter

Potential all-defense guy down the line, IMO pic.twitter.com/Qmrf3hTUKA

— Draft Dummies (@DraftDummies) May 3, 2022

– The jump shot is a major concern regarding Sochan’s game. He has a slow release and…

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