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Marquette’s Olivier-Maxence Prosper, also known as O-Max, is one of the biggest risers during the pre-draft process so far.

One NBA scout, who spoke to For The Win on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on behalf of their team, shared a very strong review of Prosper.

“He was the person who benefited the most from this experience,” said the scout. “He’s doing [expletive] he didn’t do in college.”

Prosper, who measured with a 7-foot-1 wingspan, was nothing short of excellent during his five-on-five scrimmage. He looked better than ever with the ball in his hands while dribbling, he played with energy, he shot with confidence, and he threw down a monster dunk.

The Canadian-born standout finished his performance with a game-high 21 points (5-11 FG) while adding 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 0 turnovers, 1 steal, and 1 block.

He opted not to play in the second scrimmage, which was completely fair considering how well he played during his first appearance. It was not the only highlight of his trip in Chicago, though.

via Nick Kalinowski

Based just on his athletic testing and measurements, per Nick Kalinowski, Prosper recorded the third-highest “combine score” in this class.

He finished in the 94th percentile or better among all participants since 2000 in max vertical, standing vertical, and lane agility. Additionally, per Stadium Speak, Prosper was 74th percentile or better in wingspan relative to height as well as shuttle run and three-quarter sprint.

Some of the players with the highest similarity score to his athletic testing at previous combines include forwards such as Scottie Barnes, Aaron Gordon, Rudy Gay, Richard Jefferson, and Thaddeus Young.



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