The Milwaukee Bucks have one of the oldest rosters in the entire NBA. In fact, with the average of of 29.47 years old, the Bucks entered the 2022-23 season as literally the oldest team in the league. Not much has changed with the roster heading into the new campaign, which also means that the Bucks don’t have too many young and promising talents on the roster.
Milwaukee Bucks Have High Hopes for MarJon Beauchamp
Don’t let the lack of viable options fools you, though. The Bucks do have a couple of young studs on the roster, with none more promising than incoming second-year wing MarJon Bauchamp.
Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report recently came up with a list of the ‘highest-ceiling prospects‘ for each of the 30 teams in the NBA, and it comes as no surprise that it’s Beauchamp who’s representing Milwaukee on the esteemed list.
Bailey points out that the fact that Beauchamp was still able to carve a role for himself as a rookie amid the Bucks’ veteran-dominated lineup speaks volumes of how much trust the organization has in him. Now that there’s a new regime, the 6-foot-6 small forward is expected to play a bigger role under head coach Adrian Griffin.
At this point, however, Milwaukee’s 24th overall pick from the 2022 NBA Draft will still have to fight for his place in the rotation:
“If he can get to average as a three-point shooter and dip his toe a bit further into the playmaking waters (something he did during the 2023 Las Vegas Summer League), Beauchamp has a chance to be a rotation player.
“And while that may not sound super optimistic, it’s not unusual for a team in the Bucks’ position to not have a potential superstar under the age of 24,” Bailey wrote.
As a rookie, Beauchamp produced averages of 5.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game. He took the floor 52 times throughout the season, which also included 11 starts.
MarJon Beauchamp Flexes Scoring Talent in Wild Pro-Am Explosion
If you have any doubt surrounding MarJon Bauchamp’s ability to get buckets, then all you’d need to do is to check out his insane highlight reel from a recent pro-am game this summer. The 22-year-old exploded for a record-breaking 83 points in Jamal Crawford’s The CrawsOver league, and he had the entire basketball world buzzing:
— NBA Buzz (@OfficialNBABuzz) July 30, 2023
If he brings this same fire to the NBA, then surely, Beauchamp is going to force his way into the Bucks rotation in 2023-24.
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