Adem Bona

Updated on 4/8/24.  Written by Alan Lu.

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

2024 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 52
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Adequate low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent defender
Very good shot blocker
Good athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Must extend his shooting range
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be quite foul prone

Summary:

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 late first to the second round range for the 2024 draft.

Links:
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
11/20/23 UCLA vs. Marquette
1/11/24 UCLA vs. Utah

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