Adem Bona

Updated on 5/31/23.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 245
College: UCLA
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 3/28/2003

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round


Adequate low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid rebounder
Solid defender
Gifted shot blocker
Good athlete


Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
May be fairly raw offensively
Can be undisciplined defensively
Can be quite foul prone


Adem Bona is an athletic, Turkish big man that could project to be a very good rim protector in the NBA.  He is a high-motor player that has a solid first step that enables him to score and excel as a finisher at the rim, and he is also a very good rebounder and interior defender.  He will need to be more assertive on offense, will need to improve his outside shot, and be less foul prone in games.  He is a talented prospect that projects to go in the second round range for the 2024 draft.

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Wikipedia Bio
ESPN’s Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
8/1/19 Turkey vs. France in the U19 European Championships
4/1/21 Prolific Prep vs. Sunrise Christian
3/2/23 UCLA vs. Arizona State

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