Bryce McGowens

Updated on 6/25/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 175
College: Nebraska
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 11/8/2002

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)


Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Decent rebounder
Adequate defender
Very good athlete

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
247Sports’ Profile
MaxPreps Profile
YouTube’s Highlights of the 12/1/21 Nebraska-NC State Game via ACC Digital Network

Games Scouted:
12/17/20 Legacy Early College vs. Mauldin

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