H: 6' 9"|
W: 240 lbs
(34 Years Old)
|Agent: Bill Neff ||
High School: Notre Dame Prep
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Glen McGowan is a freak athlete. Despite a nagging knee injury, McGowan gets up quickly and he plays hard and aggressively, which showed up in several thunderous dunks today.
The knee injury seems to have limited his ability to create off the dribble. He really only made two legitimate moves, one of which was a light crossover on the baseline that freed him up for takeoff, and the other was a catch underneath the basket where instead of immediately going up, he took a couple steps quickly past the defender to lay it in.
McGowan certainly has the athleticism to play in the NBA, and even to be a dominate defender with time, but as it stands now his outside shot is poor and his lateral quickness has suffered due to his injury. It will be interesting to see how he progresses though and a lot of teams might take a closer look if that shot starts dropping consistently.
One of the more experienced players in this draft as far age (26) and resumes are concerned, it’s a bit of a surprise to see McGowan deciding to sign with the D-League. He was a terrific college player (19 points, 7 rebounds per game) and a productive overseas player on good teams in Germany, Turkey and Belgium, but struggled somewhat last season on and off the court and probably saw his reputation take a bit of a hit. McGowan is the type of skilled, talented scoring presence that is very hard to come by in this draft, being able to go to work both with his back to the basket as well as face up a bit and knock down perimeter jumpers. The knock on him has always been his lack of toughness as a rebounder and defender, and the fact that he hasn’t always been considered the hardest working player in the world. Regardless, much like Corsley Edwards last year (the #1 overall pick), we expect him to get drafted pretty early tonight.[Read Full Article]