The youngest kid in this review, Jodar is a forward who still has a very long way to go, but is already showing excellent potential. He's fresh off a great performance in the U-16 European Championship leading Spain to a silver medal and clinching a spot in the all-tournament team. And last summer, he was a very important part of the supporting cast that upped Ricky Rubio
's Spain to win that very same continental championship. This season he has regularly played in Fuenlabrada's junior team.
The intrigue starts with his physical profile. He's a very long kid, not only standing 6-9 tall and still growing, but displaying a superb wingspan. In terms of his frame, Jodar is not particularly wide, actually more in the line of lengthy players, but still shows a nice body structure that will allow him to become strong enough to operate in the frontcourt. Nicely athletic, he logically has a ways to go in terms of explosiveness.
His go-to move is the spot-up jumper. Jodar is rather effective out to the three-point line (although he looked very erratic in the Circuit), displaying nice mechanics in the process, but he barely shows any off-the-dribble ability in this regard. Actually, he's still not much of a ball-handler. Fuenlabrada is putting emphasis on his perimeter abilities, trying to make him versatile enough to play small forward. Still, at this point his profile suits better with the power forward position. He shares his time both on the perimeter and in the low post (particularly against his peers), where he shows some decent moves and a limited ability with the jump-hook. Jodar can put the ball on the floor with both hands and attack his match-ups. Even if he nicely keeps control of the ball, he's too slow off the dribble, showing an average first step, although with nice strides. In the end, he is rarely able to completely beat his opponent, but he usually stays under control, and easily finds his teammates off-the-dribble. Indeed he's a pretty nice passer, reading well the game. Defensively he intimidates with his wingspan and cares about team defense, staying alert in the passing lines. On the other hand, he's still a bit slow in the lateral movement department. Showing nice hands, he's also a productive rebounder.
Although looking like an excellent player in the making, Jodar will have to seriously work on his off-the-dribble skills to really emerge as a top perimeter prospect.