Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
Professional Team: KK Mega Leks
Classification: International ’96
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 67
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 60 by the Atlanta Hawks
Active finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Has stretch big potential
Very good rebounder
Adequate defensive player
Adept at collecting steals
Rock solid motor
Needs to improve his low post game
Can miss easy shots around the basket
Must improve his free throw shooting
Must greatly improve his passing ability
Can be turnover prone
Not an instinctive shot blocker
Can have lapses defensively
Can be a bit foul prone
Alpha Kaba is a versatile big man that may have the potential to be a solid player in the NBA. He can shoot the three-ball from downtown, and he also brings an energetic style of play that allows him to finish many plays in the paint.
He also rebounds the ball well, and he has a long reach that enables him to jar many balls away from opponents to accumulate steals. Kaba has some shot blocking skills, but he is more of an on-ball defender than a roamer. Also, he will need to improve his passing ability, as he tends to get his passes picked off when he attempts outlet passes.
In general, Alpha Kaba could be a successful two-way player in the NBA if he continues to hone his overall game. At the moment, he may be a good value pick in the second round range of the 2017 NBA Draft.
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