Adem Bona

Created on 7/3/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 220
College: UCLA
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 3/28/2003

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

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

Cons:

Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
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 and be less foul prone in games.  He is a talented prospect that could end up being a first round pick in the 2023 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

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