BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Jaylen Hoard

French native Jaylen Hoard is a Wake Forest commit. He is one of the most versatile prospects in the class of 2018. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike

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Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

Jaylen Hoard (High Point, North Carolina), Wesleyan Christian / Team CP3 – 2018
Height: 6’8″

Position: Wing
Committed College: Wake Forest
Star Grade:


By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Keil Moore, International Director of Scouting, take on Hoard’s game:

At the U17 World Championships, a collection of the best under 17 year old basketball players in the world, Hoard stood out as one of the “IT” kids. His athletic ability would allow him to be good at almost any sport he decided to play but it’s his feel as a scoring wing which is the separator for the newest Wake Forest verbal. When you look at his ability to both score and defend at a high level as well as his athletic upside, Hoard could be the best addition to a Wake Forest roster since Al-Farouq Aminu.

Date: May 12, 2017
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Circuit Session III (Cartersville, Georgia)

Hoard is a skilled forward with versatility. He finished strongly along the frontline and showed ball handling ability from end to end. He also showed range on his jumper. On the year, through 12 games, he is averaging 14 points on 50% shooting. He has also hit 10-29 3pt shots. He also is pulling down over 6 rebounds per game.

Highlights of Jaylen Hoard from the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships



Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB