Jimma Gatwech

Updated on 7/23/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 169
Country: South Sudan
Basketball Team: Core4
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
Birthdate: 3/4/2001

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter
Adequate playmaker
Adequate defender
Gifted athlete

Cons:
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

Summary:
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. Currently, he may be a borderline second round candidate for the 2022 draft, but if things break his way, he could project to be an effective role player off the bench in the NBA.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Tampa Bay Pro Combine’s Website
Basketball News’ Article on 2021 TBPC Measurements

Games Scouted:
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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