Warriors draft Brazilian forward Gui Santos at No. 55 originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
With their final selection of the 2022 NBA Draft, the Warriors picked Brazilian forward Gui Santos at No. 55.
The Warriors likely will stash the 20-year-old overseas.
Listed at 6-foot-8 and 210 pounds, per ESPN, Santos has played four seasons for Minas in the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB).
During the 2021-22 season, Santos averaged 10.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 25.7 over 37 games for Minas.
Here’s what ESPN’s NBA draft analyst Jonathan Givony wrote about Santos:
“A long-armed, strong-framed wing who made significant improvements the past two seasons in Brazil, Santos possesses a nice blend of versatility, fluidity and physicality attacking the rim, while consistently competing defensively and on the glass. Santos is not yet consistent enough as a shooter and is still working to develop into a more well-rounded all-around scorer. He handled the ball more this season and showed strides with his passing ability.”
While Santos is a draft-and-stash player, the Warriors selected two players that might be able to help them next season in first-round pick Patrick Baldwin Jr. (No. 28) and second-rounder Ryan Rollins (No. 44).