Brady Manek

Updated on 8/27/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 230
College: North Carolina
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 9/4/1998

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 71
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Very good shooter, especially from deep
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Moves well off the ball on offense
Adequate defender
Above average athlete
Has good hands


Struggles to consistently create his own shot
Needs to improve his passing ability
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite rebounder
Struggles to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete


Brady Manek is a skilled, sharpshooting forward that excels at knocking down jumpers to provide floor spacing for his team on offense.  He is a tall shooter that can create favorable mismatches for his team due to possessing solid size and shooting ability, and he also has good hands, which enables him to catch lobs to finish plays above the rim.  He will need to improve in the other facets of the game, but his jump shot could allow him to make an NBA team’s roster.

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Oklahoma Basketball Bio
Sooners Wire’s Article on Manek Entering the Transfer Portal, Will be a Fifth-Year Senior
Sports Illustrated’s Article on Manek Transferring to North Carolina

Games Scouted:
12/16/17 Oklahoma vs. Wichita State
1/3/18 Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State
1/23/18 Oklahoma vs. Kansas
2/5/22 North Carolina vs. Duke
3/19/22 North Carolina vs. Baylor
3/25/22 North Carolina vs. UCLA
3/27/22 North Carolina vs. Saint Peter’s
4/2/22 North Carolina vs. Duke
4/4/22 North Carolina vs. Kansas
5/16/22 Game 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp

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