Updated on 9/9/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Professional Team: New Zealand
Classification: International ‘01
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Solid scorer off the dribble
Solid rebounder for his size
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
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.
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