Chicago Bulls: Biggest 2019 NBA Draft Combine risers, fallers

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Potentially the only NBA Draft prospect on this list that could fall down various draft boards that wasn’t very high in the first place is the former Gonzaga Bulldogs sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. This is one of those cases where Norvell Jr. was a prospect fighting for slotting as a potentially underrated guard at the combine. He didn’t stick out like he needed to.

The appeal surrounding Norvell Jr. emerges from his size and shooting ability. He shot better than 86 percent from the free-throw line last season and 37 percent from beyond the arc for his career. That’s by no means an elite shooting ability from deep, but a bit more development at the next level could surely get it done.

The wingspan on Norvell Jr. was rather short and his body fat was higher than most of the guards at this combine. His height at 6-foot-4.5 could be nice if he plays more of a point guard or combo guard role in the NBA, but his wingspan at 6-foot-5 doesn’t help out much. He didn’t shoot in any of the drills at the combine either.

Norvell Jr. also didn’t have great showings during the scrimmages. His three-point shooting and even his looks from inside the arc didn’t show any improvement off what he did with Gonzaga last season. The offensive ability is the way that Norvell Jr. will make his money at the next level, but a borderline late second round draft prospect coming into the combine didn’t do himself any favors here.

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