Amar Sylla

Updated as of 4/28/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 195
Country: Senegal
Professional Team: BC Oostende
Classification: International ’01
Birthdate: 10/1/2001

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Has stretch big potential
Adequate playmaker for his size
Good rebounder
Adequate defender
Very good shot blocker
Gifted athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Must improve his low post game
Can miss shots wildly around the basket
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be undisciplined defensively
Has not played at the highest levels in pro ball
Underperforming in professional basketball
Limited experience against top competition

Summary:

Amar Sylla is a very athletic, energetic big man that could be a potential first round pick in the 2021 draft.  He has elite physical tools and motor that could enable him to project into a rim protector role in the NBA, but he did not play well in professional basketball for Oostende this past season.  He really struggled to make shots or to score efficiently, as his play was disappointing overall this year.  He’ll need to bounce back to perform better next season, but despite that, he is a player that may have considerable upside, and NBA teams will be intrigued to see how well he plays in 2021.

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

DraftSite Profile

Sports Illustrated’s Article Listed Sylla in the First Round of an Early 2020 Mock Draft

Hoops Rumors’ Article on Sylla Deciding to Pass on the 2020 Draft

Games Scouted:

7/2/19 Senegal vs. USA
7/3/19 Senegal vs. Canada
10/30/19 BC Oostende vs. Dinamo Sassari

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