Billy Preston

Height: 6-10

Weight: 235

Country: USA (Redondo Beach, CA)

Professional Team: BC Igokea

Classification: International ’97

Birthdate: 10/26/1997

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 70

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket

Fairly good scorer off the dribble

Adequate shooter, especially from deep

Adequate playmaker that handles the ball well

Good rebounder

Decent shot blocker

Solid athlete

Cons:

May not have much of a low post game

Shot selection issues

Can be too scoring focused on offense

Tendency to be a ball stopper

His effort on defense can be lagging at times

Can be foul prone

Does not seem to have a great feel for the game

Summary:

Billy Preston is an athletic, skilled big man that can shoot and score the basketball.  He is really adept at knocking down threes from beyond the arc, and he also can put it on the deck to garner scores off the dribble.​

On the other hand, he has been said to be a ball stopper, as he may not look to pass to his teammates very often.  Also, his motor has been questioned at times, which can lead to less than stellar rebounding and defensive numbers.​

Preston may be a talented scorer, but he will need to get substantially more playing time on a consistent basis.  Right now, he could be a potential second round pick if he decides to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.

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ESPN Article on Preston Signing with Bosnian Team