Desmond Bane

Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
College: TCU
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 6/25/1998

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 28
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2020 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 30 by the Boston Celtics
(Rights traded to the Memphis Grizzlies)


Good shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Decent rebounder
Decent defensive player
Good motor
Has good strength


Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Not an elite ball handler
Can be too passive on offense
May struggle to guard quicker players
Can have lapses defensively
Not an elite athlete


Desmond Bane is a skilled swingman that may project to be a shooting specialist in the NBA.  He’s a career 43% three-point shooter in college that can really knock down shots.  Shooting is his only elite skill, but it is a valuable one that could allow him to carve out a long career as a role player in the NBA.


RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

DraftExpress Profile

Sportando’s Article on Bane Withdrawing from the Draft

Games Scouted:
3/3/18 TCU vs. Texas Tech

12/6/19 TCU vs. USC

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