Sixers’ Jaden Springer Showed off on Saturday

PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 07: Shirts line the seats of the Wells Fargo Center for fans before the Eastern Conference Semifinal Game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers on May 07, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

The Delaware Blue Coats beat the Raptors 905 by a score of 120 – 94 on Saturday that included 24 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals. The 19-year-old Jaden Springer has a set raw athletic ability, with the combination of strength, power, leaping ability, and quickness. Those abilities were on full display in this game as Springer was very active on both sides of the court, offense, and defense.

Springer was active early on the defensive side of the floor that carried throughout the game, which resulted in five steals. Jaden has a unique ability to change speeds and quick feet to stay in front of players. Although he is only listed at 6’4, Springer has that size and strength to bang with bigger players making it easy for a team to switch. That size, speed, and strength bothered the guards from the raptors all afternoon, leading to a number of fast-break points for himself and his teammates.

Offensively Springer is still so very raw but has an ability to get to the rim and put pressure on the defense. That was evident when his first three field-goal attempts were at the rim, and all three resulted in fouls where he was 4/5 from the free-throw line.

Jaden finishes strong through contact well, at times out of control; the young guard will have to learn how to play with more control. Springer is only 19 years old, no doubt something he can work on and develop. Jaden finished the game with a game-high in points, with fellow teammate Paul Reed contributing 22 points.