Athletic finisher around the rim
Can create off the dribble
Good size and length for a perimeter defender
Shot it well from the 3pt corners (45% from the L & 46% from the R)
Struggles to create separation off the dribble which leads to tough forced shots
Poor shooter from the 3pt line (26.9%)
Must improve his decision making and shot selection (black hole)
Lacks effort on the defensive end of the floor
Needs to get stronger and put on some weight
Bryce has good positional size at 6'7 and is a good athlete, but his inability to create off the dribble is concerning along with his poor shooting from the field 39.9% and the 3pt line 26.9%. Bryce will have to decide what kind of player at the next level he wants to be, I believe he has the make-up to be a good 3 & D wing. It was a very small sample size but his percentages from the corners are encouraging, and if you couple that with his size and length to defend on the perimeter, he could carve out a space for himself.
All-Big Ten Third Team (2022)
All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2022)
South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year (2021)
South Carolina Mr. Basketball (2021)
Jordan Brand Classic (2021)
Iverson Classic 2021- Bartlett - TN - 5/7/2021
On-ball steal at half court, takes down for easy dunk.
Unfortunately, McGowens ranks in the 25th percentile in defensive versatility. He is foul prone and allows easy layups. However, he is significantly better switching compared to matching up out of position.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.