Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.
2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 11
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 21 by the Oklahoma City Thunder (rights traded to the Memphis Grizzlies via Utah Jazz)
Strong finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Very good rebounder
Very good defender
Gifted shot blocker
Very good athlete
Very good motor
Needs to improve his outside shot
Must extend his shooting range
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Reluctant to take jumpers
Not an elite ball handler
Can be careless on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
May be a classic tweener
Brandon Clarke is an athletic, high motor combo forward that may project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA. He is a terrific shot blocker, and he may be one of the best defenders in college basketball right now.
After playing well at San Jose State, he has since transferred to Gonzaga, and he turned in a fantastic performance by scoring 17 points, and collected 6 blocks and 5 rebounds to help lift his team to get an upset win over Duke. Right now, Clarke may project to go in the mid to late first round range of the 2019 draft.
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