A Look at Elite 2021 Wing Jonathan Kuminga

Jason Jordan

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more physically imposing wing than Patrick School’s (Hillside, N.J.) Jonathan Kuminga.  

At 6-foot-7, Kuminga is arguably the biggest matchup problem in the country, regardless of class, and is the player that you have to account for no matter where he is on the floor.

His greatest skill is his motor, which remains in overdrive and allows him dominate the opposition.

That much was evident in his last summer when he torched the competition in the prestigious Nike EYBL to the tune of 22.7 points, five rebounds and three assists a game. He was equally dominant in his junior campaign, averaging 19 points a game on a team stocked with high-major talent.

Kuminga is still improving his perimeter jump shot, but it’s clear that he continues to work in that area because his percentages continue to ascend each season.

Kuminga has a pro body right now, which allows him to finish through contact and create space in the paint. That also allows Kuminga to rebound effectively and change shots on the defensive end. Kuminga handles the ball like a guard and gets wherever he wants on the floor. He’s near impossible to stop going downhill and is masterful at drawing fouls and efficiently knocks down free throws.

Kuminga has elite athleticism and attacks the rim with speed and purpose. He’s not out to just make a highlight, he’s trying to make the high-percentage play and earn all three points if possible.

His IQ is tremendously high and he recognizes situations and typically tends to make the right play; makes sense that he’s got elite schools like Auburn, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Memphis, Michigan, Texas Tech and Washington in hot pursuit on the recruiting trail.

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