Full scouting report of Milwaukee Bucks’ draft pick MarJon Beauchamp

Feb 20, 2022; Cleveland, OH, USA; G League Ignite forward MarJon Beauchamp (14) dunks during the second half against the Cleveland Charge in the NBA G League Next Gem Game at the Wolstein Center. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 20, 2022; Cleveland, OH, USA; G League Ignite forward MarJon Beauchamp (14) dunks during the second half against the Cleveland Charge in the NBA G League Next Gem Game at the Wolstein Center. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

For the first time in four years, the Milwaukee Bucks actually made a selection in the first round and kept the player! With the 24th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, they grabbed MarJon Beauchamp, a wing, out of the G-League. (So much for a trade.)

In all seriousness, Beauchamp looks like he could be a nice fit on the Bucks’ roster and someone who could blossom into a nice role player for them down the road. Let’s do a deep dive and take a look at his scouting report.

Here’s a full scouting report about Milwaukee Bucks’ first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft MarJon Beauchamp.


Before Beauchamp played for the G-League Ignite last year he played for four high schools and one community college. That’s a very interesting path, to say the least, and I’m not sure what, if anything, it says about his character. The good news is Milwaukee has a very strong locker room and the guys willing and able to mentor Beauchamp on and off the court.


This is likely one of the first factors that drew the Bucks to Beauchamp. He stands 6-foot-6 and has a monster wingspan coming in around 7 feet long. That alone is a huge asset he already knows how to use to his advantage and should only blossom in the NBA. He also has enough strength to bang with bigger wings, weighing in at 197 pounds and room to add some muscle weight to his frame.


The dude can jump. What else is there to say? Even in a G-League full of athletic marvels, he stood out above the rest. If he has the ability to jump off two feet, it’s over for the opposing players. He can soar through the air and finish above the rim whenever he needs to. The combination of his size, length and athleticism gives him a trio of skills to build from.


This is another area of strength for him. He works hard on the glass and has the leaping ability and strength to grab boards in traffic. He averaged 7.3 rebounds per game last year and that should translate to the NBA level. Milwaukee relies upon their wings and guards to grab boards and go–something that is right up his alley.



This is the biggest weakness in his game and a trait that will determine just how far his NBA career goes. He only made 24.2 percent of his three-point attempts last year and that may be the most generous stat when it comes to this area. Peep the video below and you’ll see a guy who barely made 50 percent of uncontested threes from NBA range.

His jumper needs A LOT of work (and that’s being kind). His role on offense will be as a floor-spacer, the issue is he can’t space the floor. He’s at his best when he’s standing completely still, but even that is a struggle. He’s very inconsistent on his shot and each attempt will look different than the last. His release is long and slow and he needs to dip the ball below his waist to begin his motion. This is going to be a major struggle for him.


To make up for his complete lack of shooting, he’s a great finisher (and cutter) at the basket. This will have to be a trait he continues to hone throughout his career and it could become his calling card. His length and athleticism help him here, but he also has the strength to go through defenders. Most of his looks will come in transition or from weakside cuts or closeouts and that’s where he has to excel.

His ability to find open lanes off the ball will be a nice addition to a Bucks team that mostly stands and watches Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton go to work in isolation. He’ll also fly in from the weakside and throw one down off a miss if his guy fails to put a body on him.


Don’t expect (or hope for) much from him in these areas. He can grab a defensive rebound and go in transition, but you probably don’t want him handling the rock much in the halfcourt. His handles are loose and he’s still working on developing his feel for the game. His ability to read defenses and make the right pass is also lacking, but something that could improve with time.



Beauchamp has the ability and willingness to grind on the defensive end of the court. His height and length allow him to pester wings on the perimeter and slide his feet to stay in front of them when they try to attack the basket. He does a great job of using his chest to body up defenders and getting physical with them to keep them in front.

His motor on this end is evident. He loves playing defense and understands that’s the key to unlocking his career in the NBA. He hates it when his man scores against him and takes it personally. That’s the attitude that’s going to get him on the court early in his NBA career.


His wingspan allows him to shut down passing lanes and make basic passes difficult. He’s not great in this area, but should be able to hold his own. He still needs to improve his basketball I.Q. and understand when to help and when to stay home.


His size and strength should allow him to defend multiple positions in the NBA. His best positions will be bigger wings, but he could use his length on guards as well. He’s not the quickest laterally so that will be a challenge for him that he could struggle with, but Milwaukee would be wise to experiment with his abilities on quicker players.

Overall Fit

Beauchamp may be more NBA-ready than most of his peers who played collegiately last year because he’s been in the G-League playing against grown men. That’s what the Bucks are looking for, as they try to get back to the NBA Finals after a one-year hiatus.

He’s willing to do all the dirty work on both ends of the court and that’s critical, as he doesn’t project as someone who will be a primary scorer or facilitator. He understands his role and usually doesn’t try to do too much–another skill that will be helpful for him early on in his career.

There are certainly a number of key weaknesses in his game, but he has enough strengths to work around that until his game further develops. There’s a lot to like from Beauchamp and he’ll have the ability to earn his way onto the court early on in his career for a team that needs more size and length on the wing.