• School Volcano Vista HS
  • Height 5'5
  • Weight 114
  • AAU Team New Mexico Elite
  • Hometown Albuquerque, NM
  • Grad 2022


  • State Ranking 1
  • National Ranking 2
  • Overall Ranking 3

Profile Report

Basic Details

  • Team TM13
  • # 19
  • POS 1; 2
  • HS Coach Name Lisa Villareal
  • AAU Coach Name Barry Bates
  • AAU Team Name New Mexico Elite
  • Country United States
  • Final Evaluation Jaelyn Bates, of Albuquerque (NM) Volcano Vista HS, is a 5'5 114lb 2022 prospect from our Fall 2018 DAL camp. College coaches on camp staff identified Jaelyn as having division 1 potential. Jaelyn has elite level wingspan that makes the player a corner stone on the defensive end and can be even more effective with active hands/feet. Additionally, the prospect appears to have elite size for position when used properly is extremely advantageous on both sides of the ball. The extremely talented passer does a fantastic job distributing and seeing the floor with tremendous vision. The player is always anticipating where and when teammates will be open making it a joy for others to play with such a gifted passer. In terms of ball handling, it was one of the strongest aspects of the player's game showing "ball on a string" ability. The player has a deadly handle and does a great job of using it to their advantage to put pressure on the defense. Basketball IQ was one of the player's greatest strengths routinely making the right play at the right time. There was a great emphasis on making the right play, which will be a big advantage in recruiting and separating from others. A big part of IQ is shot selection. Jaelyn almost always shoots the ball with great space and in-rhythm. This advantage will continue to develop by watching how this is done at various college levels. Making the extra pass and taking only open in-rhythm shots proved to be an extremely reliable asset for the prospect and will be a joy for college to coach this understanding and skill. The prospect shot lights out during camp, and was one of the best shot makers we had all Fall. Shooting will continue to develop with form shooting and made game speed repetitions. We recommend making at least 500 game speed shots a day off the screen(curl/fades), off the bounce, spot shooting, etc. The talent did a tremendous job of finishing around the rim at the highest level. With great touch and composure with both hands, the player is nearly impossible to stop around the basket unless Dikembe Mutombo makes a comeback! The talented player is an explosive athlete proving to be a distinct advantage on both ends of the floor that has the athleticism that is in the top percentile of high school kids. We determined the prospect's strength to be one of their best qualities. The college game is an entirely different beast so continued strength development is crucial to prepare going against 23-24 year-olds. Combined with the player's excellent frame the player has the potential to have a definite physical advantage at the next level amongst their fellow incoming freshman. The talent has a non-stop relentless motor that really impressed our on staff college coaches during camp. This is a skill college coaches highly covet and will be blown away watching the talented prospect and from what we saw, the player had a physical and mental toughness that coaches at the next level will love. The player showed excellence on the defensive side of the ball and exemplified individual and team defensive concepts that we highlighted at camp. Jaelyn has division 1 potential with continued hard work and development both in the classroom and on the hardwood. Can play the 1; 2. AAU Team: New Mexico Elite.

Event Attended

  • Event Date Sept. 22-23, 2018
  • Event Location DAL