Desmond Bane
Desmond Bane could be the steal of the draft. Lets look at his draft profile. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Desmond Bane spent four years at TCU; as a senior, he made 2019-20 All-Big 12 First Team honors. Bane averaged 16.6 points, 6.3 rebounds 3.9 assists per game this past season. He led the Big 12 in three-pointers per game and three-point percentage, shooting 44.2%from beyond the arc.

Bane is 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds; he has good size for a shooting guard in the NBA. Every year at TCU, Bane improved his scoring output and his floor game.


Desmond Bane is more of a strong player, who will overpower you; he is not very shifty, but he knows how to run the floor and plays hard on both ends of the court. Bane developed into a playmaker his senior year at TCU, his first few seasons, he was not asked to be a playmaker, but Bane grew into the role in his senior season.

Bane was effective in the pick and roll offense, where he thrived at creating shots for himself and his teammates. The TCU star led the Horned Frogs in scoring and assist. Along with his playing making skills, Bane has three-point shooting ability. He shot 44% from three attempted 6.5 threes per game. Bane is outstanding a set shooter and made five three’s in a game seven times this season.


On the defensive end, Bane plays hard and is active, he is not overly quick on defense, but Bane does play the passing lanes well and does a great job getting through screens. The shooting guard plays good team defense and always seems to be in a good position on defense. Bane also is a willing rebounder and is not scared to dive on the floor for loose balls.

NBA Outlook

In the NBA, Bane probably will not be asked to be a playmaker as much, but his ability to be successful in the pick and roll offense is a plus because the NBA is a heavy pick and roll league. His ability to shoot the three, NBA teams will like that as well. Bane is not very athletic and won’t be versatile on defense, but he could defend the 2 and 3 positions.