Updated on 6/26/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
College: Miami (Fl)
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid shooter, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Unselfish to a fault
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Only an average athlete
Sam Waardenburg is a skilled, mobile big man that helped lead Miami to get to the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Though he doesn’t put up gaudy stats nor possess overwhelming athleticism, he is a cerebral player that shoots and passes the ball well. He had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks in his team’s Sweet 16 win over Iowa State this year. He may be a long shot to be drafted, but his versatile offensive skills could enable him to compete for a roster spot in the NBA someday.
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