Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
College: Notre Dame
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 66
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on the move
Fairly good low post scorer
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Good defensive player
Good shot blocker for a player his size
Strong upper body
Has long arms
Needs to improve his outside shot
Can miss shots wildly around the basket
Not an elite ball handler
Can be out of position defensively
Not overly explosive
Plays like an undersized big man
Has missed considerable time due to a foot injury
Bonzie Colson is a tough, bruising swingman that will use his aggressiveness and physicality to excel on both ends of the floor. He is a gritty, hard-nosed player that will attack the basket relentlessly to score on hustle plays, as well as off of drives and in the post.
Plus, he also is a very good rebounder and shot blocker for a player his size. However, Colson will need to improve his jump shot, as he mostly gets his scores from around the basket. He also could look to improve his court vision, as he does not tend to collect many assists, and he can tend to shut his teammates out on offense at times.
The biggest question is how he will transition to the NBA. Colson has made strides to improve offensively this year, but he is basically an undersized power forward in a wing player’s body.
He is an athletic, productive player that fits the college game well, but he will likely need to improve his perimeter skills for the next level. Right now, he may be a second round prospect for the upcoming draft, and if he develops his outside shot, he could end up being a P.J. Tucker type of player in this league.
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