Height: 6'8

Class: 2024

School: Caldwell Academy

Travel Team: Basketpoint

What Was Recently Said:

At a long, fluid 6-foot-8, Jawo possesses a great blend of instincts, toughness, and physical attributes. He understands how to protect the rim, apply scoring pressure as needed, and rebound the ball on both ends. Right now, Jawo mainly thrives as a rim-runner who blocks shots, runs the floor in transition, and lurks for lobs/putbacks. His offensive game is still developing but he's already a quality athlete with the ability to finish from the block or above the rim. Arguably the most impressive part about his rim-protection is the ability to anchor the paint without possessing a ton of strength, as it only indicates that he'll get better as he continues to refine his body. This season, the big man is posting nightly averages of 9.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 1.0 BPG while shooting 64% from the floor. Given the pending graduation of multiple pieces, it's easy to envision him being a double-double machine next season. There is so much appeal with Jawo, but he's still only scratching the surface of his long-term upside. Expect him to be a popular name amongst spectators and college coaches over the next twelve months.

What To Expect:

Everything stated above has steadily come to fruition for Jawo. Though he decided to transfer from Southeast Guilford to Caldwell Academy, his pending status as a double-double machine should still be a strong likelihood. He'll serve as the primary interior piece for a definite state-championship contender, providing rebounding, rim-protection, and a useful presence as a lob threat. Jawo is still developing offensively, but already understands how to play hard, outwork opponents, and run the floor in transition. He displays great timing as a shot-blocker, especially from the weak side in help situations. Jawo doesn't necessarily need a ton of offensive touches to make his presence felt, as he's capable of excelling in his role and expanding whenever needed. Expect him to be a vital contributor for the Eagles and draw the attention of college coaches throughout the upcoming season.