Former Wisconsin Badgers center Ethan Happ finished up playing in front of scouts at the NBA G League Elite camp on Tuesday. By all accounts, Happ helped his draft stock tremendously with multiple draftniks commenting on his skills. For a player like Happ, who has one MAJOR concern about his game, showing all of the positive things he can do on the court in front of NBA and G League decision makers is of the utmost importance.
Honestly: really great Game One at the G League Elite Camp. Myles Powell made a game winner with under 10 seconds left.— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) May 13, 2019
Some guys who stood out in a positive way to me: Jared Harper, DaQuan Jeffries, Terance Mann, Oshae Brissett, Ethan Happ.
Interesting to see Ethan Happ with more freedom to push in transition than he had at Wisconsin. He’s had a handful of impressive grab-and-go possessions today. Has his flaws but can really handle and pass.— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) May 13, 2019
The five G League Elite camp guys I’d want to see more of in the combine: Andrew Nembhard, Jordan Caroline, DaQuan Jeffries, Chris Clemons and Ethan Happ.— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) May 14, 2019
If you take a look at the box scores below you’ll notice that Happ was his usual stat-stuffing self in the first game. He had a game high five assists and four steals to go along with five points, six boards and a blocked shot.
He shot a dismal 1-for-7 from the field in the second game but that one shot was a shocker. ETHAN HAPP MADE A THREE POINTER IN A GAME THAT COUNTED (not for, like, anyone’s record but for his professional development)!!!!!!! He also made his only free throw attempt and led all players with four assists and three blocked shots.
Boxscore from game one of the G League Combine pic.twitter.com/moWyjvkp3Q— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 13, 2019
Boxscore from the fourth and final game of the G League Combine. Terence Davis finishes with an efficient 24 points in 22 minutes. Bounceback performance from Justin Wright-Foreman. Versatile line from Zylan Cheatham. pic.twitter.com/rUfjshIP8O— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 14, 2019
Despite all of this, Happ was not selected to stay in Chicago for the NBA Draft Combine. While that is undoubtedly a major bummer for him, he will likely get a long look from the G League—and if he keeps filling up stat sheets, eventually an NBA team may even want him to suit up for them.