76ers meet with three prospects at 2022 NBA Draft Combine
Look, I know that the vibes around the Philadelphia 76ers are at an all-time low after another disappointing playoff exit. On top of that, we have Trae Young revisiting the Ben Simmons missed dunk from last season and some show on HBO trashing The Process and the Sixers saying they suck and blow it every year. It’s absolutely miserable, but we do have some draft news straight from the NBA Combine in Chicago.
To be clear, the Philadelphia 76ers don’t even own a draft pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. They traded their pick away to the Brooklyn Nets in the James Harden trade. The Nets do have an option to decline the pick in this year’s draft and wait until 2023. Brooklyn has to make their decision on what they plan on doing by June 1st so we’ll have that answer soon.
Even with that, the 76ers are still doing their due diligence in Chicago at the NBA Draft Combine.
MarJon Beauchamp: G-League Ignite
Beauchamp is a 6’6 wing for the Ignite and seems to be an ideal 3&D wing with his length and perimeter scoring ability. This past season, Beauchamp averaged 15.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Most mocks have him projected in the late first, so he fits in the Sixers’ range.
Bryce McGowens: Nebraska
McGowens is another late-first rounder, putting up high numbers but with troubling percentages. During his freshman season with the Cornhuskers, the 6’7 forward averaged 16.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 31 games, ranked third in the country among true freshmen in scoring and was first in made free throws (162). McGowens recorded 11 20-point games this season, posting the highest scoring average by a freshman in conference play (17.3) since D’Angelo Russell during the 2014-15 season.
Terquavion Smith: North Carolina State
Smith is the smallest of the group, standing at 6’4, but the guard was flashy on offense, averaging 16 points, and shooting 37% from three on 8.1 attempts per game. Some mocks have Smith going early in the second round, so he could be a great pickup depending on how much he slides in the upcoming draft.
Mandatory Credit: NC State Athletics