Welcome to Clippers In Review, where we’ll recap the season for every player that ended the season in Los Angeles. Next up: Jason Preston.
From high school benchwarmer, to Twitter-viral highlight tape, and eventually to a collegiate standout, Jason Preston is now a Los Angeles Clipper.
Before he could officially suit up for the Clippers, however, Preston, perhaps the team’s most impressive young prospect during the 2021 Summer League exhibition games, suffered a season-ending injury just days before training camp. Despite being forced to undergo surgery and subjected to the sideline for his rookie season, Preston continued to refine his skills and intellect in preparation for the 2022-2023 season and beyond.
With his eyes on the basketball court, Preston is constantly working on his understanding of the game. His biggest strength when drafted, his passing ability and creativity as a playmaker, hinges on this ability to read and analyze both the Clippers offense and the opposing defense. And garnering high praise from coaches and teammates alike already, I’m excited to see Preston’s eyes, brain, and ability to fire a quick, on-target pass in action.
And his biggest weaknesses, his jumper and athleticism, are points for constant improvement as well. Preston can often be found on the basketball court working on his shot with Assistant coaches, or in the weight room building an a frame more well-equipped for the physicality of the NBA.
And in that same vein, Preston, the perennial…