Preston's story is incredible. He averaged 2.0 points per game in high school. He was 6'0", 140 lbs. Then, he grew three inches and made a name for himself in AAU and Prep School play. He was offered two college scholarships and he chose Ohio. After humble beginnings as a freshman, Preston blossomed by his sophomore year (2019-20). As a junior, he led Ohio to the MAC Championship (he was MVP of the MAC Tournament), securing a berth to the NCAA Tournament. In the Tournament, he helped the Bobcats to an upset victory over #4 seed Virginia. He averaged 15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game in 2020-21. He shot 39% 3-pt. FG, but struggled at the free throw line, making just 59.6% FT. Defensively, Preston was a "plus" for his college team. He will need to continue to gain strength (as almost all young guards do). ...Preston is a heady Point Guard that we think has a chance to ultimately be an NBA starter at some time in his career. ...Preston may or may not be drafted. We think he should be.
Our best advice: in 2016, the 54th pick was Kay Felder. We advised, "draft Gary Payton II."