Hugo Besson

Updated on 9/9/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 196
Country: France
Professional Team: New Zealand
Classification: International ‘01
Birthdate: 4/26/2001

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:
Solid scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter
Decent playmaker
Solid rebounder for his size
Adequate defender
Solid athlete

Cons:
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can struggle to guard quicker players

Summary:
Hugo Besson is an agile, skilled playmaker that had previously entered the 2021 draft, before later withdrawing to retain his draft eligibility. He played well in France’s second division, professional league during the 2020-21 season.  His offensive skills combined with having fairly solid athletic gifts may make him an intriguing option for NBA teams. He recently signed with New Zealand to play in the NBL, and if he plays well there, he could end up going in the late first to the second round range in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile

Games Scouted:
5/25/21 Saint-Quentin vs. Antibes

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