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Bonzie Colson

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Name: Bonzie Colson II

School: Notre Dame

Season: Junior

ESPN High School Ranking: Unranked

Birthdate: January 12, 1996 (20)

Birthplace: Washington, DC


- Parents Bonzie and Cynthia Colson

- Father was the starting C for University of Rhode Island

- Father was Assistant Coach at George Washington and Boston College

High School: St. Andrew's High School


- 2013 and 2014 Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year

- Awarded ACC Player of the Week Dec 6, 2016

Twitter: BonzieColson

Instagram: BColson35

Height: 6'5

Weight: 225

Wingspan: 7'2

Injury History: N/A

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Good locker room guy

- Vibrant personality

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 5.6 PPG

- 2.7 RPG

- 0.7 BPG

- 0.6 SPG

- 60% FG

- 14% 3

- 75% FT

Sophomore Season Stats:

- 11.1 PPG

- 6.7 RPG

- 0.9 APG

- 1 BPG

- 0.9 SPG

- 53% FG

- 33% 3

- 77% FT

Junior Season Stats: Through 9 games

- 16.5 PPG

- 10.8 RPG

- 2.1 APG

- 1.3 BPG

- 1.1 SPG

- 49% FG

- 36% 3

- 92% FT


- 1st in win shares per 40 minutes in the ACC in 2016-17

- 2nd in rebounds, player efficiency rating and offensive win shares in the ACC in 2016-17

Position: Stretch 4

Greatest Strength: IQ/Feel for the game

Greatest Weakness: Athleticism

Athleticism: 5

Aggression: 7

Speed: 5

Strength: 7

Lateral Movement: 5

Basketball IQ: 8

Switchability: 6

3 point shooting: 6

Jumpshot: 7

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: 7

Handle: 6

Passing: 7

Rebounding: 7

Motor: 5

Touch: 7

Hands: 8

On ball defense: 5

Help defense: 6

Steals: 6

Blocks: 7

Pick and Roll: 

- Poor pick and roll defender

- Consistently gets beaten to the hoop whether he is showing or switching - they beat him by so much he can't even contest

- Usually rolls but also capable of popping

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Always looking for postup opportunities

- Below average lateral movement - slow on drives and gets beaten to hoop often

- Good at getting his hand up to contest jumpshots

- Good at boxing out - always finds a body

- Needs to learn to rebound with 2 hands but very strong rebounding with one - long reach and can snatch it out of the air

- Thick - needs to lose weight, you can see it on his face - he is still agile though and losing weight would approve his agility

- Makes the correct defensive rotation but is slow

- Bad athlete

- Slow, lumbers around

NBA Comparison: Smaller David Lee

Current Ability: 6

Projection as an NBA Player: 6

Projected Draft Spot: Undrafted

Opinion: Seeing Colson as the big on Josh Hart ball screens is a good preview of what would happen to Colson against NBA level guards. He is very slow showing, and would simply get beaten to the hoop switching. At only 6'5 Colson would have to play the stretch 4 and is probably too short to play the 4 despite his good shot blocking instincts and long arms. i like his offensive versatility and rebounding. He makes smart decisions and lets the game come to him.  Nevertheless, I can't imagine there is a spot for him in the NBA because teams would pick and roll him to death. I would take a chance on him late in the Second Round but I don't think a team would.