Biography: Bryan-Amaning has shown flashes of possibly being an NBA contributor, but scouts expect a college senior's basketball smarts to be a bit more honed than his are. The power forward set career-high averages of 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds for Washington this past season and put on an impressive showing at the Portsmouth Invitational, playing with energy at both ends of the floor. Given his size, Bryan-Amaning moves well, and his speed - both in getting to the spot and when using low-post moves - is an advantage against generally slower-paced frontcourt players. He still needs work in developing a respectable offensive game at the next level, but he certainly possesses some raw physical tools to be effective around the rim. Bryan-Amaning's shot selection hasn't always been the greatest - a trend that continued in Portsmouth - but if he showed more ability in knocking down mid-range jumpers, scouts would up his stock. Bryan-Amaning clearly has some long-term upside, but is still likely a ways away from making on-court contributions in the NBA. He's not a lock to get drafted and may need to stand out in private workouts just to get his name in the mix. A more likely scenario for the London native may be a future playing in Europe.
John W. McDonough