Updated on 1/10/22. Written by Alan Lu.
Country: South Sudan
Professional Team: N/A
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can tend to display spotty shot selection
Can play too wildly on offense
Can have lapses defensively
May not be a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Relative unknown commodity
Jimma Gatwech is a very athletic combo guard that may have considerable potential as a prospect for the NBA. While he struggled to do any one thing consistently in games, Gatwech showed that he can do a little bit of everything. At times, he looked to be very impressive on both ends of the floor, as he showed off versatile scoring skills, deft ball-handling prowess, top-notch athleticism, and some defensive skills in this tournament.
On the other hand, he will need to improve his shot selection and decision-making skills, and with the TBPC being the only known basketball games he’s played this season, he may still be far from ready right now, as the jump to the NBA could be a sizable leap for him. This season, Gatwech played in one NBA G-League preseason game for Sioux Falls Skyforce prior to getting waived. He will need to find playing time somewhere, and if he can, he could find a way to carve out a solid playing career in professional basketball.
Tampa Bay Pro Combine’s Website
Basketball News’ Article on 2021 TBPC Measurements
6/4/21 Day 2 of the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine
6/5/21 Day 3 of the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine
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