If you’ve been following me on social media this fall, you recognize I’m a giant believer in Trevon Brazile’s NBA potential.
It was evident from his very first game in an Arkansas uniform and has continued to return to the forefront with each passing game since, including a profession high 23-point performance on Saturday vs. San Jose State.
Through the primary eight games of the season, Brazile is now averaging 13.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 29.4 minutes per game while shooting 50% from the ground, 39% from behind the arc, and 68% from the free-throw line. That’s up from 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds on 33% shooting from three and 62% shooting from the free-throw line last 12 months at Missouri.
Not surprisingly, Brazile was highlighted earlier this week in our piece on five players who’ve helped their draft stock to date this season.
The entire talk was about Arkansas’ freshmen coming into the season, but with Nick Smith starting on the injured list and Jordan Walsh and Anthony Black getting off to slower starts, it was Trevon Brazile who had essentially the most NBA buzz to begin the 12 months. He opened with a 21-point 12-rebound game that showcased each his athleticism and face-up skill. While he’s been up-and-down since, there have been flashes of the identical versatile potential, including a dunk against South Dakota State that went viral. Arkansas could be very much still a team attempting to work out everyone’s roles, especially with Smith just returning to the line-up, so it would be interesting to see if Brazile can establish any type of consistency. But, there’s little question that he has already taken his stock to latest levels together with his emerging combination of size, physical gifts, and floor-spacing potential.
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) November 8, 2022
Trevon Brazile update…
13 & 10 with 2 blocks off the bench last night…and this!
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) November 17, 2022
Arkansas sophomore Trevon Brazile has played his way into being a possible 1st round candidate.
Extreme athleticism & developing floor-spacer at 6’10.
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) November 30, 2022