Throughout January 2019, the Professional Basketball Combine scouting team released 10 prospect features for NCAA players that project to make an impact as professional basketball players. The team focused on prospects that fall outside the top 45 of our consensus draft-eligible prospect board, which is a weighted aggregate ranking system with inputs from a variety of reputable NBA draft analysts (ESPN’s Jonathan Givony / Mike Schmitz, The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie, Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo, Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman, the Stepien’s Jackson Hoy / Mike Gribanov, etc.).
Our scouting profiles attempt to encompass what each prospect brings to the table that has a chance to translate at the next level. We provide a detailed scouting graphic inclusive of statistics, strengths, improvement areas, body frame comparisons, skill breakdowns, and other information about the prospect.
These prospects are categorized into one of three groupings: “Senior Spotlight” (senior prospects), “Mid Major, Big Game” (mid-major prospects), and “Early Entrant Outlook” (prospects who may test the draft waters).
We will continue to release two to three scouting features each week. If you have missed any of the features, see below for a brief synopsis on each of January’s ten featured prospects and links to each full scouting profile (rankings reflect movement from initial feature release to the start of February).
Wing | 6’8 ½’’ | 210 | Senior | University of North Carolina
PBC Consensus Ranking: 55 ▲ 51
Cameron Johnson is a bonafide sniping forward for the North Carolina Tar Heels. UNC’s leading scorer is off to a scorching hot start, and is one of the most efficient seniors in college basketball. A former transfer from Pittsburgh (also his hometown), Johnson has continued to improve his game year-over-year, and clarified to scouts the translatability of his prospect archetype to an eventual role in the NBA as a stretch forward.
Read the full PBC Senior Spotlight featuring Cameron Johnson here:
Forward | 6’8’’ | 232 | Senior | Indiana University
PBC Consensus Ranking: 92 ▲ 89
After testing the NBA Draft waters last year, it is certainly evident that Morgan took the constructive criticism offered by NBA scouts and executives and applied himself to improve his game in preparation for the next level. Morgan has greatly improved his ball skills, becoming a respectable shooting threat from deep and an effective facilitator for others. Morgan’s final stint as a Hoosier is off to a tremendous start and, despite team struggles, all signs point toward continued efficient individual production throughout Big Ten conference play.
Read the full PBC Senior Spotlight featuring Juwan Morgan here:
Kerwin Roach II
Combo Guard | 6’4’’ | 180 | Senior | University of Texas
PBC Consensus Ranking: 56 ▼ 63
Roach is one of the most explosive athletes in college basketball, with a rare combination of straight-line speed, lateral quickness, accelerative burst, and vertical bounce. These physical attributes have contributed to Roach being tagged as a high upside prospect since his freshman year, with scouts hoping to see him round out his game with refined, translatable ball skills and decision-making. Although pure athleticism remains his most prominent differentiator as a prospect, Roach has shown that there’s certainly more to his game.
Read the full PBC Senior Spotlight featuring Kerwin Roach II here:
Terence Davis II
Wing | 6’4’’ | 206 | Senior | Mississippi University
PBC Consensus Ranking: 90 ▶ 90
Davis picked up a fair amount of NBA draft buzz following his breakout sophomore season and tested the draft waters following his junior campaign, ultimately choosing to withdraw and return to Oxford for his senior season. Davis has upped the productivity and efficiency of his individual performance on both sides of the ball. Davis will look to carry this momentum through the duration of conference play, and continue to show a newfound level of poise and consistency that, in conjunction with his skill and first-round athleticism, will give him a chance to play at the next level.
Read the full PBC Senior Spotlight featuring Terence Davis II here:
Wing | 6’5 ½’’ | 198 | Senior | Washington University
PBC Consensus Ranking: 50 ▲ 48
Thybulle, the reigning PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Year, is, perhaps, the most dynamic, anticipatory, high IQ wing defender in college basketball. Though Washington’s zone defense fogs up the evaluation lens of even the most seasoned of talent evaluators, Thybulle has established himself as a draftable prospect with a translatable archetype and defensive skill set tailored to providing contribution to winning at the next level.
Read the full PBC Senior Spotlight featuring Matisse Thybulle here:
Mid Major, Big Game
Combo Guard | 6’3’’ | 194 | Senior | University at Buffalo
PBC Consensus Ranking: 120 ▼ 124
Massinburg, a returning First-Team All-MAC selection, has propelled his team to the strongest start in modern program history. No stranger to the limelight after leading the Bulls to a first round upset over Arizona in last year’s NCAA tournament, Massinburg has continued to excel in prime time, notching his two highest scoring performances in victories at #13 WVU (43 points) and at Syracuse (25 points). Massinburg, an emerging senior prospect, will look to parlay continued team success into increased exposure and buzz amongst NBA evaluators.
Read the full Mid Major, Big Game featuring C.J. Massinburg here:
Wing | 6’7 ½’’ | 197 | Senior | Belmont University
PBC Consensus Ranking: 53 ▶ 53
Dylan Windler is a versatile senior wing for the Belmont Bruins. One of the top players in the nation, Windler is truly a do-it-all two-way prospect with a skill set that translates to the modern NBA. Windler has worked his way from an under-recruited late-bloomer to a mid-major star on the precipice of hearing his name called on draft night.
Read the full Mid Major, Big Game featuring Dylan Windler here:
Lead Guard | 6’1 ½’’ | 189 | Senior | Hofstra University
PBC Consensus Ranking: 131 ▶ 131
Justin Wright-Foreman is a left-handed lead guard for the Hofstra Pride. Wright-Foreman tested the 2018 NBA Draft waters, received valuable feedback from NBA personnel, impressed at the CP3 Elite Guard Camp, and came into his final collegiate season primed for both team and individual success. Wright-Foreman, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year is off to a historically strong start in his senior campaign. Per SportsNet New York basketball insider, Adam Zagoria, talent evaluators from the Spurs, Timberwolves, Celtics, Wizards, Nets, Kings, and Clippers made a stop in Long Island to see what Wright-Foreman brings to the table, and if his game translates to the NBA.
Read the full Mid Major, Big Game featuring Justin Wright-Foreman here:
Early Entrant Outlook
Lead Guard | 6’1’’ | 188 | Junior | Boston College
PBC Consensus Ranking: 60 ▶ 60
Bowman tested the 2018 NBA Draft waters following his sophomore season, received feedback from NBA decision-makers, and ultimately decided it best to return to Chestnut Hill. A former high-major Division 1 defensive back recruit, Bowman is one of the strongest, most physical, and most explosive lead guards in the nation. Despite being the primary focus of opponent scouting, defensive schemes, and lock-down perimeter defenders, Bowman has been able to maintain respectable efficiency on high volume, never runs out of gas, and continues to bring it on a night-to-night basis.
Read the full Early Entrant Outlook featuring Ky Bowman here:
Lead Guard | 6’1’’ | 185 | Junior | Michigan State University
PBC Consensus Ranking: 108 ▶ 108
The Detroit native is one of the most effective facilitators in the country, and his cerebral leadership presence gives his Spartans a chance to make a deep NCAA Tournament run. Winston, an elite handler, shooter, and passer, boasts some of the most refined ball skills among draft-eligible lead guard prospects. He checks the majority of positional skill set boxes, and has proven to be an incredibly efficient offensive weapon. Though having generally been tabbed as a four-year college player, continued individual production and team success, in conjunction with how the composition of this year’s draft class shakes out, could propel Winston into the 2019 NBA draft conversation.
Read the full Early Entrant Outlook featuring Cassius Winston here:
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