Page updated as of 4/10/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can be a bit turnover prone
Needs to improve his rebounding
Does not collect enough steals or blocks
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.
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
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