Bam Adebayo

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 245
College: Kentucky
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 7/18/1997

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 22

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

2017 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 14 by the Miami Heat


Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate low post scorer

Decent playmaker

Sets good screens for his team on offense

Good rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Gifted shot blocker

Terrific athlete


Must expand upon his shooting range

Can miss shots wildly around the basket

Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers

Does not always catch passes

May struggle more to defend out on the perimeter

Can pick up quick fouls


Bam Adebayo is a very athletic, big man that could be a solid rim protector at the next level.  He is a good inside scorer that can aptly score on a lot of hustle plays, and he also is a very good rebounder and shot blocker.  He may need to improve upon the finer points of the game, but he is an intriguing prospect that could likely be a first round pick in 2017.


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​Games Scouted:

11/15/16 Kentucky vs. Michigan State

12/3/16 Kentucky vs. UCLA

12/17/16 Kentucky vs. North Carolina

1/28/17 Kentucky vs. Kansas

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