Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 39
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 40 by the Minnesota Timberwolves
(Rights traded to the Charlotte Hornets)
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Very good athlete
Needs to improve his shooting
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Struggles to consistently score with his left hand
Can be undisciplined defensively
Needs to add strength
Bryce McGowens is a very athletic swingman that has the elite physical tools that NBA teams and scouts want out of a player his size. He is an aggressive scorer that will look for his own shot, and he can also throw down impressive, highlight-reel worthy dunks. He is also a long and athletic defender that can use his length to force misses, but he also can tend to be too undisciplined on the defensive end, and he also can get outmuscled by stronger opponents to allow scores.
He’ll need to be a more consistent shooter and defender in games, but he is a talented prospect that may possess plenty of upside. McGowens may be far from being a polished player right now, but his vast athleticism and considerable upside may make him a tantalizing prospect for the 2022 draft.
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