Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
Professional Team: New Zealand
Classification: International ‘01
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 40
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 58 by the Indiana Pacers
(Rights Traded to the Milwaukee Bucks)
Solid scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Handles the ball well
Good rebounder for his size
Above average athlete
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Tends to over-dribble
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete
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 played for New Zealand in the NBL, and he had a solid season for them this year. Currently, he projects to go in the second round range in the 2022 draft.
ESPN Draft Profile
2022 NBA Draft Wikipedia Page
Twitter via James Boyd’s Tweet about the Pacers trading the 58th Pick to the Bucks for Cash
5/25/21 Saint-Quentin vs. Antibes
11/20/21 New Zealand vs. South East Melbourne
12/10/21 New Zealand vs. South East Melbourne
1/30/22 New Zealand vs. Tasmania
5/20/22 Day 2 of the 2022 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Games
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