Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
Country: USA (Redondo Beach, CA)
Professional Team: BC Igokea
Classification: International ’97
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 70
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid finisher around the basket
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter, especially from deep
Adequate playmaker that handles the ball well
Decent shot blocker
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
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.
ESPN Article on Preston Signing with Bosnian Team
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