Ariel Hukporti

Updated on 5/8/24.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 250
Country: Germany
Professional Team: MHP Riesen
Classification: International ‘02
Birthdate: 4/12/2002

2024 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 67
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Adequate low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Sets good screens for his teammates on offense
Very good rebounder
Decent defender
Solid shot blocker
Solid athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game
Can be prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be quite foul prone
Can struggle to defend out on the perimeter
Missed considerable time due to an Achilles injury

Summary:

Ariel Hukporti is an strong, mobile big man that can score in the low post, and he also can rebound and block shots.  He will need to improve his jump shot and decision-making skills on offense, but his ability to rebound and defend in the interior could enable him to go in the second round in the 2024 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
7/31/19 Germany vs. Russia
2/2/21 Nevezis vs. Zalgiris
6/24/21 The 2021 NBA Draft Combine
12/4/21 Melbourne vs. Sydney
1/30/22 Melbourne vs. Adelaide
9/16/23 Melbourne vs. Brisbane
9/20/23 Melbourne vs. Sydney

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