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Billy Preston profile
RCSI: 20 (2017)
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
Weight: 235 lbs (107 kg)
Age: 20.1
Position: PF
Jerseys: #23
High School: Oak Hill Academy (Virginia)
Hometown: Irvine, CA
College: Kansas
Current Team: Kansas
Win - Loss: 3 - 0
Billy Preston 4K Highlights - McDonald's All-American Practice

PreDraft Measurements

Year Source Height w/o Shoes Height w/ Shoes Weight Wingspan Standing Reach No Step Vert Max Vert
2016 Elite 24 - 6'10" 229 7'0 ½" - - -
2016 Nike Basketball Academy - 6'9 ½" 229 7'0 ½" - - -
2015 Nike Skills Academy - 6'10 ½" 233 7'0 ½" - - -
2015 Nike Elite 100 6'9" - 233 7'1" - - -

Basic Per Game Stats

Season GP Min Pts 2pt 3pt FT Rebounds Ast Stl Blk TO PF
M A % M A % M A % Off Def Tot

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Billy Preston McDonald's All-American Practice Highlights

Richard Walker
Richard Walker
Jim Hlavac
Jim Hlavac
Tad Hathaway
Tad Hathaway
Apr 06, 2017, 07:05 pm
Practice highlights of elite 2017 high school prospect Billy Preston from the 2017 McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago, Illinois.Interview


Video filming and production courtesy of Tad Hathaway of 312 Media.

adidas Nations Scouting Reports: Power Forward Prospects

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Aug 12, 2015, 01:47 pm
Jonathan Givony

Strengths:
-Good physical profile for a power forward. 6-9 without shoes. 7-1 wingspan. Strong 233 pound frame. Smooth athlete
-Extremely high skill-level for a big man. Terrific scoring instincts
-Can create his own shot from the perimeter with strong ball-handling skills and excellent footwork. Strong first step. Draws quite a few fouls
-Effective scorer out of isolation situations. Can even play some pick and roll as the ball-handler
-Has range out to 3-point line. Can make shots with feet set and off the dribble
-Career 31/78 (40%) 3P% in 40 games and 68% from the free throw line
-Has great touch around the basket. Throws in smooth floaters from different parts of the paint

Weaknesses:
-Wants to play strictly facing the basket. Has the ability to score in the post but doesn't show the inclination to do so
-Not an efficient offensive player. Career 132/275 (48%) from 2-point range.
-A ball-stopper offensively. Receives passes in the high post and then proceeds to dribble the air out of the ball, usually ending with a contested pull-up jumper (which sometimes goes in)
-Career 1/2 assist to turnover ratio.
-Shows very poor effort defensively. Operates at half speed. Doesn't box out for rebounds. Not a rim protector
-Doesn't have great lateral quickness defensively
-Very old for his class. Will be 20 by the time he plays his first college game

Outlook: Talented power forward who can do a little bit of everything offensively. Doesn't really know how to play and not someone that looks particularly enjoyable to play with. Team went 0-5 at Nations despite having a great deal of US talent on the roster. Preston got his (26 points per-40), but did so on abysmal shooting percentages (43% TS%) while playing little to no defense.

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