Updated on 1/9/22. Written by Alan Lu.
Professional Team: NBA G-League Ignite
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Moves fairly well off the ball on offense
Good shot blocker
Struggles to score in traffic
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Tendency to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
Can be too passive on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively, is very foul prone
Needs to add strength
Missed a full season of basketball last season
Fanbo Zeng is an athletic, skilled combo forward that has a variety of skills that could prove to be useful in the NBA. He is sort of a project player because he recently missed a full season of basketball last season, and he wasn’t able to return to play high school basketball this season due to travel restrictions.
Still, he is a tall, agile playmaker that can also knock down outside shots from beyond the arc. Zeng is also a very good shot blocker that can swat shots to help his team protect the paint. He will need to be a more consistent shooter and tighten up his handle, and he will need to add strength to be able to match up to stronger opponents better. He is an intriguing long-term prospect, and he currently projects to go in the second round range in the 2022 draft.
2/12/20 Windermere Prep vs. Orangewood Christian
10/29/21 G-League Ignite vs. Iowa Wolves
11/5/21 G-League Ignite vs. South Bay Lakers
11/26/21 G-League Ignite vs. Santa Cruz Warriors
11/29/21 G-League Ignite vs. Stockton Kings
12/3/21 G-League Ignite vs. Oklahoma City Blue
1/7/22 G-League Ignite vs. Ciudad De México
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