Updated on 5/27/23. Written by Alan Lu.
College: Santa Clara
2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 34
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Decent scorer off the dribble
Solid rebounder for his size
Above average athlete
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
May struggle to adjust to a reduced role on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not an elite athlete
Limited experience against top competition
Brandin Podziemski is an agile, skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball. After barely playing at Illinois last year, he transferred to Santa Clara and is having a very good sophomore season. He’s been terrific as the go-to scorer for their team, but may need to show that he can also be able to adjust to more of a supporting role in the NBA. Currently, he projects to go in the late first to the second round range for the 2023 draft.
ESPN Draft Profile
Santa Clara Basketball Bio
YouTube’s Highlights of the 2/2/23 Santa Clara-Gonzaga Game via Matthew Loves Ball
5/17/23 Game 2 of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine
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