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Sixers Draft Prospect sees comparisons to Zach LaVine, Devin Booker


The Philadelphia 76ers might not have many upsides in the 2022 NBA Draft, if they have any at all by the time the event unfolds. But just because they’re running out of choice doesn’t mean they’re not looking at incoming leads.

Last week, as prospects traveled to Chicago for the 2022 NBA Draft Combine, the Sixers were on hand watching prospective NBA draftees get to work.

Additionally, the Sixers also encountered a handful of prospects. Among those who had meetings with 76ers representatives were Nebraska star Bryce McGowens, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Investigator.

The 19-year-old former five-star South Carolina rookie spent just one season in Nebraska before entering the draft process.

McGowens has started in all 31 games he has played and has averaged more than 30 minutes on the court. During that time, he put up 16 points per game while shooting 40% from the field. Additionally, he had 5.2 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per game.

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McGowens revealed his personal rosters during his Draft Combine availability and believes his on-court play resembles Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine and Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker.

“Their ability to get in their place and score at all three levels using their athleticism,” McGowens said when discussing the comparisons. “They’re just very talented players, and that’s the comparison I use.”

Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for Sports Illustrated. You can follow him for live updates on Twitter: @JGrasso_.

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