2021 NBA Draft Profile



Round 2Pick 31
Drafted By:Milwaukee Bucks
6-10 / 219 lbs
G League Ignite
Draft Eligible
Draft 2021


Acquired by Wizards in trade with Bucks
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Pre-Draft Journey: Isaiah Todd

Team Ignite's Isaiah Todd explains his basketball journey ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft.

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About Isaiah Todd

• Isaiah Todd is an athletic forward who showed significant promise as a floor spacer and defender with the inaugural G League Ignite team.  Emerging as one of the top prospects in the high school class of 2020 early in his prep career which included stops at John Marshall High School (VA), Trinity Academy (NC), and Word of God Christian Academy (NC), Todd was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic as a senior.  Opting to join the G League Ignite team in lieu of spending a season in college, Todd carved out a key reserve role for Brian Shaw’s team averaging 12.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.

• Listed at 6-foot-10 with an improving 210-pound frame to go along with a 7-foot-1 wingspan, Todd has good size for a forward and an intriguing combination of mobility and explosiveness.

• Serving primarily as a jump shooter coming off the bench but getting some touches in the post as well, Todd had several strong offensive efforts in the G League bubble when he found his range early in games.  Finding a comfort level with the NBA three-point line and flashing some ability to rise into midrange jumpers off screens, he made clear strides as a shooter in his lone season in the G League and finished emphatically on the move as well.

• Competing with good energy on the defend end, Todd, like most young forwards, has some things to clean up off the ball, but showed intriguing potential with his combination of length and mobility.

Advanced Stats

• Playing a complementary role on the offensive end but getting touches steadily when he was on the floor, Todd did much of his scoring from the perimeter spotting up, picking and popping, trailing plays in transition, and even running off screens.  Averaging 0.96 points per catch and shoot jump shot in the half court [41st percentile], he proved more accurate some games than others, but made significant strides with his mechanics from his senior year of high school and showed promising footwork shooting on the move.

• Flashing the ability to get to his jumper from the mid-post as well, Todd leaned on his turnaround jumper when creating his own shot last season.

• Averaging 0.97 points per shot around the rim [17th percentile], Todd played above the rim with space or a head of steam but was significantly more effective in the open floor than he was looking to finish through contact or over length against a set defense.

• Early in his development in some ways on the offensive end, Todd’s size and improvement as a shooter nonetheless give him an interesting base to build off.

Defensive Analysis

• Possessing good length and agility, Todd had some impressive moments on the defensive end last season competing with steadier intensity than one might expect from a 19-year-old.  Allowing 0.65 points per isolation possession [68th percentile], he was not overly productive on the glass or in the passing lanes, but held his own switching to guard multiple positions on the perimeter.

• Showing some ability to rotate and help protect the rim, Todd has the potential to grow into a very well-rounded defensive player as his frame continues to mature.


— Profile by Synergy Sports