Looking at Desmond Bane - a 6’5”, 220 pound senior combo guard with elite shooting splits (49.5/43.3/80.4 over his college career) - it’s hard not to compare him to someone like Malcolm Brogdon. The consensus with Brogdon was that because he lacked elite athleticism and ball handling ability, he would struggle to make the transition to the NBA game.
Enter Desmond Bane in the 2020 draft. Most scouting reports mention a lack of elite athleticism and elite ball handling ability in his “weaknesses” column. And while it’s a definite area for improvement, Bane brings much more to the table.