Updated as of 9/29/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
Professional Team: BC Oostende
Classification: International ’01
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Has stretch big potential
Adequate playmaker for his size
Very good shot blocker
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
May be fairly raw offensively
Can be undisciplined defensively
Limited experience against top competition
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.
If you use any portion of this material, please credit NBA Scouting Live.