Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
Professional Team: Besiktas
Classification: International ‘02
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 12
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st Round
2021 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 16 by the Oklahoma City Thunder
(Rights traded to the Houston Rockets)
Strong finisher around the basket
Good low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker for his size
Very good rebounder
Above average athlete
Rock solid motor
Needs to improve his face-up game
Must extend his shooting range
Struggles to defend quicker players
Can be a bit foul prone
A bit undersized to play inside
Not an elite athlete
Alperen Sengun is a young, productive big man that has been putting up strong numbers in Turkey’s top professional league, the Turkish BSL this season. Sengun is an athletic, high-motor player that excels at scoring and grabbing rebounds in the paint. Right now, he projects to go in the mid first round range for the 2021 draft.
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1/28/21 Besiktas vs. BC CSU Sibiu
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