The Milwaukee Bucks selected MarJon Beauchamp from the G-League Ignite in No. 24 in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
Analysis of the Sentinel magazine
The newcomer has to prove to Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer that he can defend first and foremost, and Beauchamp seems ready – and capable. He also offers a huge reach to possibly challenge larger opponents. If Beauchamp doesn’t have to score goals, he can work on his three-point shots while focusing on defending betting.
MarJon Beauchamp Vitals
Wing range: 7 feet.
Need to know
- He played in four different high schools and sat out for one season to train before playing 12 games at Yakima Valley College before signing with Ignite.
- An average of 15.1 points, hitting 30% behind the three-point line.
An emotional moment
“Yes, man, a lot went through my head,” Beauchamp said of that moment. “I feel like I’ve been through all the phases I’ve been through. It’s just everything I had to sacrifice to be here today.
“And, man, I’m just blessed to be here. I’m just ready to grow up and become a great basketball player and just work because that’s all I do. I work. I can’t wait to get there. New city. “
What he said
Beauchamp was at the Barclays Center in New York and met with the media after the election.
About how Ignite prepared him
“I feel like I found myself. I found new ways in my game, not only on the field, but also outside the field. Developing good habits and actually, as I said, finding a defense engine and learning defense terminology. Give that advice to any child who wants to become a professional. I feel that I am one step ahead of the people. “
Playing in Milwaukee
“I’m so excited. It’s amazing to play against one of the biggest team and great team, learn from them and learn from Khris Middleton and all their veterinarians. I feel like God has put me in that position to grow and become one of them. So that’s my plan, just to learn and grow. ”
Jon Horst, Director General
About how MarJon complained to the team on the outside
“He’s a really good person. He likes basketball and he wants to be great. He’s willing to sacrifice and do his job and really commit to the environment and culture that makes him grow great. So I think that’s the determination that “He’s shown, and the spirit. He has a great heart. He’s a great young man.
Seeing enough of Beauchamp, no matter how little he played after high school, he felt good about the choice.
“It’s just a network of my staff. Ryan Hoover, who leads our scout team, Ronald Dupree, who supports him, and like Dave Babcock, who has been with us forever, we have a team, Milt Newton, some of our assistants, people , I’ve worked with us before, we have a network of people, and that’s part of what you’re trying to create for a basketball team, and you get as much information as you can. We have a former Wisconsin Herd coach who knows MarJon very well. This is just one example of many of you just trying to connect the dots and really figure out where your web is, how far it goes, and learning as much as you can, watching as much as you can, pulling it all in, and creating Let’s see if we’re right. “
Assistant to the Director – General Milt Newton
About what they got in Beauchamp
“We have a player. Versatile, able to defend multiple positions, truly athletic, a great defender. He fits our schemes and a great competitor. A player we really wanted. We didn’t think he would come there. At the age of 24 and we tried desperately to get up get up to agree so we can get him, but he was there. And we’re happy with that choice. “
“We think it’s getting better. His percussion mechanics are really good. We have this exercise called ‘Bucks 100’, which scores 101 three-pointers, and I think he shot in the mid-60s, which is pretty good. but the mechanics are there for him to develop as a shooter and we think he will definitely get better with our coaches.
The drafters say
US TODAY player Jeff Zilgitt: “He has the size and talent to make an immediate contribution as a versatile defender who can defend multiple positions on the edge, as well as larger players below.
Ringer Kevin O’Connor: “A toned defender who plays hard regardless of score. Ega With 7-foot-1 wing reach and excellent lateral speed, he can sweep ball handlers. He has a solid technique that fights through screens both on and off the ball. When Switching against a mail player, he has the frame and length to receive and compete in bumps, not to mention that he is a great rebounder.
Athletic player Sam Vecenie: “He defends well on the ball and is truly interchangeable, with a wingspan of 6 feet 11. He’s aggressive in hitting the glass. He cuts and makes things happen. It’s not necessarily perfect for Bucks, but he has that choice. also widely speculated that it could move on the night of the draw.
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