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2022 NBA Draft Combine: Takeaways from Scrimmage No. 1

2022 NBA Draft Combine: Takeaways from Scrimmage No. 1

The NBA Draft Combine provides many opportunities for prospects to shine, and the scrimmages are, at times, where selections are earned. With that in mind and the first scrimmage in the books, let's look into some notable prospect performances.

Ryan Rollins, Toledo 

Ryan Rollins had a great showing in his scrimmage, posting 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. After measuring in at 6-foot-3 with a 6-foot-9 wingspan and recording a 36.5-inch max vertical earlier in the week, the All-MAC guard put his scoring prowess on display. Rollins averaged 18.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists in his sophomore campaign at Toledo. There are improvements to be made as a shooter, but he excels off the dribble and can put pressure on the rim. With good size and playmaking potential, he is a viable option in this 2022 NBA Draft.

Iverson Molinar, Mississippi State

Iverson Molinar scored 12 points and added 5 assists in this one, using his twitchiness and speed to create good looks and get to the free-throw line. Molinar can be a bit turnover prone in spurts, but excels out of the pick-and-roll and as a spot-up shooter. He also has decent vision as a passer and is a functional on-ball defender. Considering his athleticism and scoring prowess, Molinar could be a strong option in the 2022 draft as a score-first guard.

Jabari Walker, Colorado

Walker knocked down 2 of his 3 attempts from deep and ended with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. Although he was inconsistent this season, he has shown promise as a floor-stretcher — both on the move and standstill. Walker is also a solid rebounder and adequate defender with a high basketball IQ. If he shoots the way he is capable of and makes the next steps in his development, he could be a highly coveted prospect in the 2022 NBA Draft. Also worth noting, Jabari is the son of former NBA player, Samaki Walker.

Terquavion Smith, NC State

With 17 points, Terquavion Smith showed off his scoring ability and versatility as a creator. He averaged 16.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists, shot 36.9% from behind the arc as a freshman and is making a case for himself this week as a 2022 prospect. After measuring in at 6 foot, 2.25 inches without shoes, he then posted a 10.63 lane agility time and a 38.5-inch max vertical. He’s twitchy and explosive, and has a chance to be a reliable guard in the NBA regardless of when he declares.

Trevion Williams, Purdue

Trevion Williams posted 14 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists, making some nice passes along the way. He has incredible footwork and craftiness at the rim, and is always thinking a step ahead with the ball in his hands. He is also a decent athlete at 265 pounds, as he's quick off the ground, runs the floor well and posted a 30-inch max vertical at the Combine. Williams is old school in the way he provides points, but he does the little things well. He has good vision out of the post, plays with a great motor and is the kind of player you want in the locker room.

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