Thoughts on the Third and Fourth Scrimmage Games of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine, and Our Picks for the All-2023 NBA Draft Combine Teams

May 24th, 2023

By Alan Lu

I was able to watch the third and fourth scrimmage games of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine. Ben Sheppard was the standout performer of the last two scrimmage games that took place, as he scored 25 points to help Team Hines get the win. There were other standout performances from both of the games, as Jordan Walsh really helped himself by playing well in the third scrimmage game, and both Ryan Kalkbrenner and Emoni Bates played very well in the fourth and final scrimmage game.

Ben Sheppard scored 25 points to help Team Hines defeat Team Bradds on the last day of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine scrimmage games.
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Game 3: Team Hines vs. Team Bradds

Recently, I decided to take the time to watch the third scrimmage game of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine that was played on May 18th, with thanks to YouTube via The Draftmatic.  Team Hines squared off against Team Bradds, and Team Hines was able to get a double-digit win in this game.  In my opinion, the top performers were Belmont’s Ben Sheppard for Team Hines, and Arkansas’ Jordan Walsh, NC State’s Terquavion Smith, and Penn State’s Seth Lundy for Team Bradds.  Here are my thoughts on how they and other top performers played in this game.  For those of you who are interested in the box score of this game, here is the link, courtesy of DraftExpress’ Twitter feed.

Ben Sheppard had a very good showing to help lead Team Hines to a win in this game.  He is an athletic, skilled swingman that excelled as a sharpshooter and scorer on the floor, and he also defended well.  Sheppard shot the ball very well, especially from deep.  He showed a knack for making pull-up threes, and he also was able to make an open corner three off the catch.  He also ran off of a ball screen to make a baseline, mid-range jumper.  He showed a very good shooting touch, and he really excelled at knocking down his outside shots.

He also thrived at scoring on quick drives to the hoop, and he also would frequently get to the free throw line.  He also excelled at scoring on hustle plays.  Sheppard showed that he can do so off of backdoor cuts and in transition, and he also drew free throws on a put back another time.

He also displayed decent playmaking skills.  Sheppard is a good passer on the break, and he can throw long, accurate passes to find his teammates on the move to set up scores for them.  Sometimes though, he would struggle to handle the ball when pressured, which would lead him to commit ball-handling turnovers.

Plus, Sheppard showed a solid ability to rebound the basketball.  He was quite active on the glass, and he was able to haul in boards on both ends of the floor.  He also played solid defense in this game.  He showed a penchant for getting his hands on passes to get steals, and he also would poke balls away to make it difficult for his opponents to operate on offense.  He also was able to rotate to the post to block a shot.  On the downside, he can sometimes be too aggressive, which would lead him to foul jump shooters.  He also was caught ball watching and lost track of his man on a cut, which led him to commit a foul another time.

In general, Ben Sheppard put forth a strong performance to help Team Hines get the win.  He helped himself significantly by playing well in both of the scrimmage games at the 2023 NBA Draft Combine, and he could end up being a good find for an NBA team in the upcoming draft. 

Jordan Walsh also played very well to help Team Bradds in this game.  He is an athletic, energetic swingman that showed off a variety of skills, and he excelled at making plays on both ends of the court.

Walsh showed a knack for scoring on strong drives to the hoop, and he also would use dribble moves and take on the contact to get fouled and draw free throws.  He also was active in looking to score on hustle plays.  He also was able to make a wide-open three off the catch.  However, Walsh was streaky with his outside shot, and he would sometimes miss on rushed shots around the basket.

He also displayed solid playmaking skills in this game.  Walsh can pass and handle the basketball, and he would sometimes push the ball quickly up the floor to set up scoring opportunities for his teammates on the break.  He did a good job of throwing quick passes to find his teammates in transition to get assists.  However, he would sometimes play too recklessly when making a play off the dribble, which would sometimes lead him to commit ball-handling turnovers.  He also threw a hasty, inaccurate outlet pass that went out of bounds another time.

Plus, Walsh also did a very good job of rebounding the basketball.  He also defended very well.  Walsh would play passing lanes to get steals and would make it difficult for his opponents to get their passes through.  He also would use his length to contest outside shots to force misses.  Plus, Walsh was able to dive for a loose ball on the ground to get a steal, and he also successfully drew a charge due to being in good position.  However, sometimes he would get caught ball watching, which would lead him to lose track of opponents off of cuts and allow scores to them.

In summary, Jordan Walsh had a solid showing to help his team when he was on the floor.  He showed off good all-around skills, and he is an athletic, high-motor forward that looked to show considerably more upside and skills than he appeared to show at Arkansas.  He could project to be a solid role player at the NBA level, and he could be a good pick for an NBA team in the second round of the 2023 draft.

Terquavion Smith also had a solid showing to help Team Bradds, and he especially played well in the second half of this game.  He shot the ball much better as the game progressed, and he showed improved playmaking skills.

Smith shot the ball very well from deep.  He was a bit streaky early on, but he was really able to find his stride in the second half.  He did a great job of making pull-up jumpers from both three-point land and the mid-range, but he also showed that he can make open, spot-up threes off the catch.  On the downside, he struggled to consistently score on half-court drives when he would look to go all the way to the basket, though he was able to draw free throws once on a speedy, running layup.

He also passed and handled the ball well.  Smith did a very good job of throwing long, accurate passes on the break to set up scores for his teammates, and he also took very good care of the basketball.  Plus, he also was able to get his fair share of boards to help his team out on the glass.  Defensively, he looked to be about average at best.  For the positives, he would contest shots both out on the perimeter and in the paint to force some misses.  He also rotated to trap a defender near the sideline and helped force a ball-handling turnover.  On the downside, he would tend to play too aggressively, which would lead him to wind up out of position.  He would sometimes try to reach-in and he would either miss or commit fouls, and other times he would bite on pump fakes and then end up fouling opponents when defending off the dribble.

Overall, Smith had a solid showing in this game, and he did a much better job of shooting and passing the basketball.  He is a very athletic combo guard that can make solid plays on both ends of the floor, but he can sometimes tend to take ill-advised shots that hurt his shooting percentages.  Still, he is a talented prospect that can make plays and score in bunches, and he could be an intriguing option for NBA teams to consider in the late first to the second round range of the 2023 draft.

Seth Lundy also played very well to help Team Bradds in this game.  He is an agile, skilled sharpshooter that has a quick release, and he did a great job of making threes to provide floor spacing for his team on offense.  He showed a knack for making open, spot-up threes off the catch.  He showed that he also can move quickly off the ball to get it, and his quick release allowed him to get his shot off.  Lundy also managed to score on a quick backdoor cut, and he also ran the floor to score on the break.

He also is an unselfish player that will make the extra pass to keep the ball moving.  He also was able to get his fair share of boards to help his team chip in on the glass.  Defensively though, he looked to be about average at best.  He was able to contest a three to force a miss.  However, he had trouble staying in front of quicker opponents off the dribble, which would lead him to commit fouls and allow scores. 

Overall, Lundy had another solid showing at the 2023 NBA Draft Combine, and he is a skilled, sharpshooting wing that specializes in knocking down outside shots to help his team space the floor.  He played very well in this game, and he could project well into a shooting specialist role in the NBA.

PJ Hall also had a solid showing to help Team Hines in this game.  He is a skilled big man that shot the ball well, and he showed better than advertised athleticism when he was on the floor.  Hall did a good job of knocking down spot-up threes, and he was able to make one off of a dribble handoff.  He also thrived at scoring on hustle plays.  Hall was able to score on a put back.  He also ran in to score on an athletic tip slam.

He also showed off fairly average playmaking skills.  Hall showed that he can throw long, accurate passes to find his teammates on the break to create scoring chances for them.  On the downside, he threw a bad pass that got intercepted once.  He also was called for setting a moving screen another time.

Also, Hall did a good job of rebounding the basketball.  He also made a nice hustle play once by chasing down a loose ball to save it to a teammate to help his team get an offensive board.  Defensively, he looked to be about average at best.  He would get his hands on loose balls and passes to help his team get steals and deflections.  He also would contest shots both out on the perimeter and in the paint to help his team force some misses.  However, he would tend to hang back too far in the paint and give his man wide open jump shots, which would lead his team to allow three-point baskets.  He also would sometimes not always make the proper rotations in time, and he would sometimes struggle to defend quicker opponents off the dribble, which would lead him to commit fouls and allow scores.

Overall, PJ Hall had a solid showing, and he is a skilled big man that excelled as a floor spacer and finisher around the basket.  He showed off above average athletic gifts, and he could end up being a mid to late second round pick in the 2023 draft.

Drew Timme had a solid showing to help Team Hines get a double-digit win over Team Bradds in this game.  He did a good job of scoring the basketball.  He would run the floor to score on fast breaks, and he also would score on put backs.  Timme excelled at scoring on strong drives to the hoop, and he also showed a solid mid-range game off the catch.  He also was able to throw down a couple of dunks, including one off the dribble.  He also showed solid footwork out of the post, but missed once despite using a quick drop step and spin move.

He displayed perhaps above average playmaking skills.  Timme wold throw crisp interior passes to cutters to set up scoring chances for them, and he showed that he can ably find open teammates on the move.  Sometimes though, he would over-dribble and look to do too much on offense, as he would dribble into crowded areas and commit ball-handling turnovers.

Also, Timme did a good job of rebounding the basketball.  He also defended well in this game.  He would contest shots both out on the perimeter and in the paint to force misses.  He also successfully drew a charge when defending an opposing ball handler to get a stop another time.  However, he would sometimes be late on his rotations, which would lead his team to allow opponents to score around the basket.  Another time, he sagged too far off of a shooter when defending on a switch and didn’t actively contest the shot, which led his team to give up an open mid-range basket that time.

Overall, Drew Timme had a solid showing in this game, and he’s shown that he can ably and effectively score the basketball due to his high basketball IQ and solid skill set from an offensive standpoint.  However, he’ll need to continue to work on his outside shot and show that he can consistently knock those down, and he’ll need to prove to NBA teams that he can effectively guard opponents well on a consistent basis.  Still, he’s a skilled scorer, especially on the interior, and he could be an intriguing option for NBA teams to consider in the second round of the 2023 draft.

Amari Bailey also played fairly well in this game.  He showed off versatile scoring skills and he was effective as a distributor when he was on the floor.  Bailey would score in a variety of ways, and he was quite effective at scoring on hustle plays.  He would drive the ball up court to score on high-flying, breakaway dunks, and he would score on aggressive drives to the rim.  Bailey was fairly inconsistent with his three-point shot in this game, but he showed that he can ably knock down outside shots when given the time and space to do so.

He also showcased decent playmaking skills.  Bailey showed that he can throw solid interior passes to find open teammates on the move, and he can make swift and accurate passes to notch assists.  Sometimes though, he would throw hasty, inaccurate passes that would either wind up going out of bounds or getting intercepted by his defenders.

He didn’t grab many rebounds in this game, but he was able to get a pair of defensive boards when he was on the floor.  Defensively, he looked to be about average.  Bailey would close out on three-point shooters to force some misses.  However, he would sometimes play too aggressively, which would lead him to commit reach-in fouls when defending opponents off the dribble.  He also over-helped in the paint and was late to rotate back to his man, which led him to give up an open three-point basket to his opponent.

Overall, Bailey had a solid showing in this game, and he is an athletic, skilled combo guard that can do many things to help his team on the court.  He played well at the 2023 NBA Draft Combine, and he could end up going in the late first to the second round range for the 2023 draft.

Jordan Miller had a decent showing in this game.  He is an athletic forward that generally excelled at making hustle plays.  He would run the floor and catch lobs to score on alley-oop dunks.  He also ran in to score on a tip-in.  He also showed some ability to score off the dribble and out of the post, and he was able to score on a one-legged, fadeaway jumper when posting up.  On the downside, he didn’t make any of the threes he attempted from beyond the arc.

He showed a willingness to move the ball to find the open man.  However, he doesn’t have an especially tight handle, and he would sometimes get himself into trouble when trying to handle the ball in traffic, which led him to commit a traveling violation once.

Plus, he also showed a solid ability to rebound the basketball.  Miller also defended decently in this game.  He contested a corner three to force a miss.  Another time though, he bit on a pump fake and fouled an opponent on a put back.

Overall, Miller had a fairly solid showing in this game.  He is a very athletic combo forward that showed that he can make energy plays to bolster his team on both ends of the floor.  He’ll need to be a more consistent outside shooter, but he is an intriguing second round prospect that could project well into a 3 and D role at the NBA level.

Coleman Hawkins had a decent showing in this game.  Though he didn’t take many shots, he passed the ball very well, as he showed that he can handle the ball quite well for a big man, and he would successfully throw lobs to set up scores for his teammates on the break.  He also was able to make a big-time shot block when defending off the dribble, and he was able to swat it to a teammate.  Plus, Hawkins really excelled at rebounding the basketball.

As a scorer, he was able to score on a strong drive as well as on a tip-in, but he didn’t shoot especially well from the outside, and he also didn’t take many shots.  On the downside, Hawkins would sometimes tend to be out of position, as he and his teammates would sometimes leave players open, which would lead them to give up open shots to their opponents.

Overall, Hawkins played fairly well.  He is a good athlete, and he showed promising skills as a tall, playmaking and defensive-minded forward.  He’ll need to be a more consistent shooter in games, but Hawkins is a versatile player that could be an intriguing option for NBA teams to consider in the second round of the 2023 draft.

Mike Miles had a decent showing in this game.  He showed some versatile scoring skills, and he is a quick playmaking point guard that was able to score on a speedy drive in transition, and he was good speed to quickly get past his man.  He also was able to knock down a couple of outside shots, but he struggled to make them consistently, and he would also sometimes miss on tough shots off the dribble.

He also generally passed the ball well.  Miles is an unselfish player that would ably find teammates on the move, and he can make an assortment of passes to rack up assists.  On another play though, he threw a hasty pass that got intercepted once.

Miles didn’t grab many rebounds, but he was able to get a defensive board in this game.  He also played adequate defense.  Miles was able to intercept a dropped pass to get a steal.  He also contested a long to force a miss.  On the downside, he over-helped in the paint and didn’t get back to defend his man, and his team gave up a wide-open corner three that time.  Another time, he got outmuscled when defending off the dribble, which led him to commit a foul and allow a score that time.  

Overall, Miles played fairly well, and he showed some intriguing offensive skills, as he showed the ability to create his own shot, and he operated well as a facilitator on the court.  He’ll need to be a more consistent outside shooter and show that he can ably guard players on a consistent basis, but he is a smart, skilled point guard that could be an intriguing option for NBA teams in the mid to late second round range of the 2023 draft.All in all, those were my thoughts on how the third scrimmage game played out.  Thanks for reading.

Eastern Michigan’s Emoni Bates scored 12 points on 3 of 5 shooting, and he also made two threes to help Team Richman get the win over Team Bailey in the final scrimmage game of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine.
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Game 4: Team Richman vs. Team Bailey

I also took the time to watch the fourth and final scrimmage game of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine that took place on May 18th between Team Richman and Team Bailey, with thanks to YouTube via The Draftmatic.  It was a close game, but Team Richman was able to get the win.  In my opinion, I felt the top performers of this game were Emoni Bates, Ryan Kalkbrenner, and Oscar Tshiebwe.  Here are my thoughts on how they and other various prospects fared. For those of you who are interested in the box score of this game, here is the link.

Emoni Bates had a strong showing to help lead Team Richman to a win in this game.  After being quite passive in the first half, Bates took over the second half by scoring in a variety of ways, and he also showed some playmaking and defensive skills.

Bates shot the ball very well, especially from downtown.  He showed off terrific footwork, and he was able to score on a couple of smooth pull-up threes.  He showed a gifted ability to score on step-back jumpers, and his solid handles and strong footwork could catch his opponents off guard.  He also was able to score on a high-flying, breakaway dunk after getting a steal by swiping a ball away from an opposing ball handler.  Though Bates didn’t shoot nearly as often as expected, he did a great job of making shots from all over the floor, as his size, shooting ability, and plus-level athleticism could be assets for an NBA team to have at their level.

He also showed off solid playmaking skills.  Bates would throw crisp, long interior passes to roll men to notch assists.  He also took good care of the basketball.  Though he didn’t get many rebounds in this game, Bates was able to get a pair of defensive boards.  Bates also defended well in this game.  He is a rangy defender that can cover plenty of ground.  He was able to recover to block a shot off of a drive out of bounds due to possessing good length, athleticism, and timing.  He also deflected a pass out of bounds.  Later on, he defended an opposing ball handler in the backcourt, and he used his length and anticipation skills to swipe a ball away to get a steal.  On one hand though, there was one play where he sagged too far off his man, which led him to give up an open mid-range basket that time.

Overall, Emoni Bates is a very talented prospect that can do a lot of things on the court, and his size, athleticism, and scoring ability could be really tantalizing for NBA teams at that level.  On the other hand, he’s quite a divisive prospect, as he could go anywhere from sneaking into the late first round to going undrafted, and he may have the biggest draft range of any prospect in this draft.  After having an up and down freshman season at Memphis, he was arrested on a gun charge prior to the start of his sophomore season.   Bates then was cleared to play for Eastern Michigan this season, and he had a very good individual season, even though his team performed very poorly overall.  He’s an athletic, skilled swingman that certainly can score the basketball, but there will be other questions he’ll have to answer to NBA teams, such as those regarding his character and ability to play in a supporting role at that level.  Still, he is a talented prospect, and he could be a very good pick in the second round of the 2023 draft.

Ryan Kalkbrenner put forth a very good performance to lead Team Richman to get the win.  He is a very tall center that excelled as an interior player on both ends of the floor, but he also showed an improved jump shot by making a bank three off the catch.

He did a very good job of finishing plays around the basket.  He would get balls on rolls to the rim, and it would allow him to comfortably score out of the post.  Kalkbrenner also excelled at scoring on fast breaks, and he also scored on a put back another time.  Plus, he was able to make a bank three, so there’s hope that he could develop into a stretch big in the future.

He didn’t seem to make any noteworthy passes, but he did throw a hasty pass that got intercepted in the backcourt once.  Though Kalkbrenner didn’t get many rebounds in this game, he was able to get boards on both ends of the floor.  He also defended very well in this game.  Kalkbrenner was able to block a three-point shot to a teammate, and he also stayed with an opposing ball handler and blocked a shot to himself due to possessing good length, mobility, and timing.  He showed a solid ability to stay in front of opposing ball handlers to contest shots off of drives to force misses, and he would use his length to contest shots in the paint to force misses. He also has good timing that would enable him to block shots and deflect passes.  On the downside, sometimes he would be late on his rotations, which would lead him to allow opponents to score at the rim.  

Overall, Ryan Kalkbrenner played very well to help Team Richman get the victory.  He is a rim protector that can get the job done on both ends of the floor, and he’s shown signs of developing a jump shot for the NBA.  He’ll need to keep working on his jump shot, but this game is a good sign that he could.  He’s shown that he can be a quality interior player on a consistent basis, and he could be a solid pick in the second round of the 2023 draft.

Oscar Tshiebwe also played well for Team Bailey.  He is a mobile, high-motor big man that would constantly outwork his opponents to get points and rebounds on the floor.  He did a great job of scoring on hustle plays, as he would score on rolls, in transition, and he also ran in to score on a quick tip-in.  He also showed that he can get to the foul line when looking to score off the dribble or out of the post.  He also was able to knock down a couple of open, mid-range jumpers off the catch. He didn’t really seem to make any noteworthy passes.  On one play, he caught the ball on a roll, but then immediately threw an inaccurate pass that went out of bounds.

He also rebounded the ball very well.  Tshiebwe did a very good job of hauling in boards on both ends of the floor. Sometimes though, he would play too physically and aggressively, which would lead him to pick up fouls when going for rebounds.  He also defended well.  Tshiebwe did a good job of intercepting passes to get steals.  When defending a drive once, he managed to stay with his man to block the shot off the glass to a teammate due to possessing good timing and positioning.

Overall, Tshiebwe had a good showing in this game.  He continued to excel as an interior player on the floor, and he also showed the ability to make mid-range jumpers.  He’ll need to keep working on his jump shot and playmaking skills, but he’s been a highly productive player over the past couple of seasons, and he could be a solid pick for an NBA team in the second round range of the upcoming draft.

Arthur Kaluma also played well to help Team Richman in this game.  He is a very athletic, energetic swingman that excelled as an offensive player, especially in the first half.  Kaluma was especially effective at scoring on strong drives to the hoop.  He has a quick, strong first step, and he plays a very physical style.  He would aggressively take it to the rim to score, and he also was able to throw down a thunderous dunk off the dribble once.  On the downside, he struggled to knock down his outside shots, and he missed all of the threes he took, even when opponents would leave him wide open to shoot the ball from long range.

Kaluma also showcased satisfactory playmaking skills.  He did a good job of passing the basketball and finding the open man, and he was able to pass out of the post to find a cutter to notch an assist.  He also showed a satisfactory ability to rebound the basketball.  He wasn’t too noticeable defensively, but he and his team would sometimes be late on their rotations, which would lead them to give up baskets at the rim.

Overall, Arthur Kaluma had a solid showing in this game, and he is a very athletic swingman that can score the basketball.  He’ll need to improve in the other aspects of the game, but his strong athletic gifts, intriguing skill set, and upside could enable him to be a second round pick in the 2023 draft.

Reece Beekman had a solid showing in this game.  He quietly had a solid all-around performance, and he just seemed to make solid decisions when he was on the floor.  Beekman was able to score on a tip-in due to possessing good motor.  He also showed that he can knock down pull-up jumpers from both three-land and the mid-range, even though he didn’t take many outside shots.  He was inconsistent as a scorer off the dribble, but he showed that he can sometimes score if he can get a good burst to the rim.

He also showcased solid playmaking skills.  He did a good job of finding open teammates on the move to set up scores for them.  On one play though, he threw an inaccurate, long pass that led his teammate to stepping out of bounds shortly afterwards.

Also, Beekman rebounded the ball well.  He also played very good defense.  He excelled at getting his hands on passes to get steals, and he is a pesky defender that can make it difficult for his opponents to pass or handle the basketball.  He also was able to contest a mid-range jumper to force a miss.

Overall, Beekman played very well for Team Bailey, and he is an agile, skilled point guard that did everything well in this game.  He is a talented prospect that may not seem to stand out in a major or spectacular way, but he just seemed to do everything well, and he is a solid prospect that could be a good find for an NBA team in the 2023 draft.

Jalen Slawson had a decent showing for Team Bailey in their loss to Team Richman.  He is an athletic swingman that excelled at making hustle plays on both ends of the floor.  He excelled as a scorer off the dribble, and he also played pesky defense.  He was able to intercept a pass and poke a ball away to get steals, and he also was able to contest a three to force a miss.  Slawson was able to utilize a pump fake to score on a thunderous dunk off the dribble.  He also managed to score on a backdoor cut once.  He didn’t shoot the ball well from the outside, and he missed all of the threes he took on offense.  Still, Slawson played fairly well overall, and he did a good job of making team plays on offense.  He’ll need to be a more consistent shooter in games, but he is a team player that could project into a 3 and D role at the NBA level.

Mojave King didn’t have as great a game compared to how he fared in his first scrimmage game, but King was able to make a pair of open, spot-up threes to showcase his ability to knock down long-range jumpers.  He also was able to find a roll man on the move to notch an assist.  He also contested a three to force an airball.  On the downside, he struggled defensively in this game.  He would tend to get beat off the dribble as he had trouble guarding quicker opponents, which would lead him to commit fouls and allow scores.  Overall, King shot the ball well from beyond the arc, but he didn’t play as well in the other aspects of the game.  Still, he had a solid showing overall at the combine, and he looks to be a solid candidate to be a second round pick for the 2023 draft.All in all, those are my thoughts on how the fourth scrimmage game went.  Next, I will make picks for our 2023 All-NBA Draft Combine teams.

Our 2023 All-NBA Draft Combine 1st Team:

C Tristan Vukcevic, Team Hines
F Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Team Bailey (Our Pick for MVP of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Games)
F Jordan Miller, Team Hines
G Ben Sheppard, Team Hines
G Amari Bailey, Team Bradds

Olivier-Maxence Prosper absolutely wowed NBA scouts and teams by having a tremendous showing at this event, and he is a very athletic, 6-8 forward that showed versatile scoring skillls and rangy defense to help Team Bailey get the win in the lone scrimmage game that he played in. He is a high-motor player that showed a lot of versatility and great defensive potential, and he has played his way into the first round conversation for the 2023 draft.

Tristan Vukcevic shot the ball very well, and he scored 21 points on 8 of 10 shooting while making all three of his three-pointers to help Team Hines get the win in the lone scrimmage game he played. He is a very skilled big man that showed off strong shooting and scoring skills, and he is a gifted floor spacer whose shot making prowess makes him a solid candidate for the late first to the second round range for the 2023 draft.

Ben Sheppard averaged 17.5 points per game in the two scrimmage games he played here, and he was absolutely terrific in the second game that he played here. He shot the ball very well, played unselfishly, and he also played very good defense. He really helped himself by playing well in both of the games, and he has definitely played his way into the late first to the second round range for the 2023 draft.

Amari Bailey consistently played well in both of the games, as he especially thrived as a scorer and playmaker when he was on the floor. He averaged 18 points and 7 assists in the two scrimmage games, and he is a very athletic combo guard that helped himself here at this event.

Jordan Miller quietly played very well in both of the games that he played in, as he excelled as a shooter, scorer, and rebounder when he was on the floor. He was extremely productive here, and he showed that he can project well into a 3 and D role for the NBA.

Our 2023 All-NBA Draft Combine 2nd Team:

C Johni Broome, Team Hines
F Oscar Tshiebwe, Team Bailey
F Seth Lundy, Team Bradds
G Isaiah Wong, Team Bailey
G Jalen Pickett, Team Hines

Honorable Mention:

Mike Miles Jr., Team Hines, Hunter Tyson, Team Bailey, Mojave King, Team Richman, Adama Sanogo, Team Bradds, Brandin Podziemski, Team Richman, Emoni Bates, Team Richman, Toumani Camara, Team Hines, Dillon Jones, Team Hines, Reece Beekman, Team Bailey, Tosan Evbuomwan, Team Richman

Anyways, those are my thoughts on how both of those games fared, and hope you enjoyed reading this. Thanks for reading.

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