Desmond Bane Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

After a dominant Pro Basketball Combine in 2019, Desmond Bane withdrew from the 2019 NBA Draft to return for his senior year at TCU, where he broke out as the star player. As a senior, Bane averaged 16.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 4 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.5 BPG, and 2.3 TOPG on shooting splits of 45/44/79. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Desmond Bane

Height/Weight: 6’6/ 215

Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’6

Hand size: 10

Position: SG

College: TCU

Tools: Shooting, IQ, strength

Pros: 

  • Explosive athlete off of one foot
  • NBA strength
  • Moves well laterally
  • Strong defensive instincts
  • Quick in transition
  • Good passer- finds cuts easily and often
  • Good at drive & kick
  • Good rebounder for his position

Cons:

  • Awkward shooting form, particularly off the dribble
  • Mild frame
  • Doesn’t get to the line at a high rate
  • Needs to continue to improve left hand
  • Lacks an explosive first step

Overall: 

Desmond Bane is the best shooter in the draft, along with one of the most cerebral, hard-working, and durable players in the class. Having only missed one practice in his four years at TCU, Bane has the intangibles every team dreams of. 

On the court, Bane is a modern role player that will contribute immediately to winning basketball. An elite shooter from anywhere on the court with limitless range, Bane’s main selling point will be his jump shot. The peripherals he brings to the table are what pushes him into the first round. His intelligence with the ball in his hands is unmatched for a non-point guard in this class, indicated by his almost 2:1 assist:turnover ratio. While he lacks advanced ball-handling moves to break his defender down, he can capably run a pick & roll and manipulate defenders to find open teammates.

Defensively, while Bane has a neutral wingspan, which hurts his ability to close out, his intelligence, athleticism, and strength often outweigh his short arms. He beats players to their spot, reads screens well, and has strong general instincts. Athletically, Bane recorded a 40+ inch vertical at the Pro Basketball Combine in 2019 and has a great ability to recover quickly. With the right team, Bane should be at least a neutral defender.

After a dominant Pro Basketball Combine in 2019, Desmond Bane withdrew from the 2019 NBA Draft to return for his senior year at TCU, where he broke out as the star player. As a senior, Bane averaged 16.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 4 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.5 BPG, and 2.3 TOPG on shooting splits of 45/44/79. Below is his full scouting report:

NBA Comparison: Eric Grdon

Projected draft range: 10-21

Best fits:

  • Dallas Mavericks
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Phoenix Suns’
  • Boston Celtics
  • Orlando Magic

Shot Chart:

Videos:

PBC:

Blow by Jeremy Harris

And-1 

Shooting drills

Athleticism drills

Shot off the dribble

Heavy contest vs Harris made him pass out

Lockdown D on Harris again + switch onto williams

Teams at the PBC:

Jazz, kings, spurs, suns, lakers, clippers, Cavs, wolves, Pacers