About Brandon McCoy
Brandon McCoy is a tall and strong young center with a somewhat old-school game, but some budding skills to go along with promising rebounding ability. A consensus top-15 prospect in the high school class of 2017, McCoy was a force at the prep level imposing his will inside and finished second in scoring on the USA Basketball team stacked with 2018 NBA Draft prospects that finished 3rd at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship. Emerging as an immediate contributor for UNLV in the Mountain West, McCoy averaged 16.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game to earn conference Freshman of the Year honors and help Marvin Menzies’ Runnin’ Rebels to a 20-win season.
- Measured 7’0.5 in shoes with a 7’2 wingspan and 250-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Has good size for a center and an impressive frame, but lacks a degree of length for his height. Not the quickest or rangiest big man though he has nice mobility for a true center.
- Played a key role for a UNLV team that didn’t rely heavily on any one player. Created quite a bit of his own offense operating with his back to the basket, but did his best work converting cuts, put backs, and rim runs playing off the ball. Finished as the Rebels leading scorer and rebounder, and in the top quarter of the country in efficiency.
- Capable interior defender who has a lot of room to improve away from the rim. Allowed 0.790 points per Post Up possession[58th percentile] showing solid discipline and walling off impressively using his size in spots. Blocks some shots by virtue of his reach when the action comes to him. Has nice potential as a rebounder, especially if he begins to box out more physically. Will need to play with a consistent sense of urgency and improved fundamentals to help maximize his ability on the perimeter.