Brandon Sampson

Height: 6-5

Weight: 185

College: LSU

Classification: Junior

Birthdate: 5/1/1997

 

Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted

 
​Pros:

Adequate scorer off the dribble

Decent shooter

Decent playmaker

Solid athlete

Cons:

Streaky shooter

Can be a bit turnover prone

Needs to improve his rebounding

Does not collect enough steals or blocks

Summary:

Brandon Sampson was something of an underachiever at LSU, as he rarely got off the bench as a freshman, and his play fell off quite a bit this year as a junior in which he experienced notable drops in various categories such as points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game, and free throw shooting.​  Though he averaged 11.6 points per game as a sophomore last year, it fell considerably this season.​

Still, he managed to get an invite to the Pro Basketball Combine, and he ended up doing very well in the athletic testing and measurements.  He recorded the highest maximum vertical leap at 42 inches.​

Sampson will likely need to spend some time in the G-League or overseas to hone his game, but if he can manage to put his skills altogether, he could end up being an intriguing option for an NBA team as a potential 3 and D role player.​

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

The Advocate’s Article on Sampson Hiring an Agent

The Times-Picayune’s Article on Sampson at the PBC

Pro Basketball Combine’s Info on Sampson

Games Scouted:

1/16/18 LSU vs. Georgia