Brandon Clarke

Height: 6-8

Weight: 215

College: Gonzaga

Classification: Junior

Birthdate: 9/19/1996

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 11

Projected Draft Range: Lottery​

2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 21 by the Oklahoma City Thunder (rights traded to the Memphis Grizzlies via Utah Jazz)

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Decent low post scorer

Decent scorer off the dribble

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays

Very good rebounder

Very good defender

Gifted shot blocker

Very good athlete

Very good motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot

Must extend his shooting range

Needs to improve his free throw shooting

Reluctant to take jumpers

Not an elite ball handler

Can be careless on offense

Can be undisciplined defensively

May be a classic tweener

Summary:

Brandon Clarke is an athletic, high motor combo forward that may project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA.  He is a terrific shot blocker, and he may be one of the best defenders in college basketball right now.

After playing well at San Jose State, he has since transferred to Gonzaga, and he turned in a fantastic performance by scoring 17 points, and collected 6 blocks and 5 rebounds to help lift his team to get an upset win over Duke.  Right now, Clarke may project to go in the mid to late first round range of the 2019 draft.

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