A 2 time All-Big East member, Marcus Zegarowski had a strong collegiate career at Creighton. As a junior, Zegarowski averaged 15.8 PPG, 4.3 APG, 3.6 RPG, 1.3 SPG, 0.1 BPG, and 2.1 TOPG on shooting splits of 46/42/79. Below is his full scouting report:
Name: Marcus Zegarowksi
Height/Weight: 6’2 / 181
Wingspan/ standing reach: 6’2 ¾ / 8’0
Hand size: 9 ½
Tools: Athleticism, P&R
- Excellent first step
- Deep range with reliable catch & shoot ability
- Strong P&R ball handler
- Reliable runner
- Quick feet with long range on defense
- Good at finding cutters
- Poor finisher at the rim; uncomfortable finishing through contact
- Awkward pull-up shooting mechanics
- Needs to get stronger
- Poor frame
- Inconsistent at gaining separation on drives
Marcus Zegarowksi is an undersized combo guard with a lightning-fast first step, ability to shoot the ball, and run pick & roll offense. Zegarowski didn’t measure well at the combine, recording a square frame that doesn’t pair well with his areas of improvement, including finishing at the rim. Zegarowski missed several point blank shots at the rim, but the ease for defenses to stop his momentum both at the rim and in getting to the rim is a concern for his NBA upside. Another area Zegarowski needs to become more consistent at is pull-up shooting. His base can abandon him at times, which makes him lack stability and overall consistency in shooting over shot contests.
Zegarowski also needs to become a consistent playmaker. While he didn’t struggle with turnovers often at Creighton, he was inconsistent in creating for others beyond basic reads. However, he is great at finding cutters and navigating pick & rolls offensively, which could be a crucial area for him to stick in the NBA. Look for Zegarowski to be a two-way contract candidate immediately after the draft.
NBA Comparison: Chasson Randle
Projected draft range: Undrafted
Expected role: combo guard off the bench with a lead guard that can be interchangeable defensively guarding both guard positions.
Unplayable if: Jump shooting and tweener status make him hard to fit into lineups.
Exceeds expectations if: Pull-up shooting translates, secondary playmaking improves, and finishing becomes near position-average.