Fanbo Zeng

Updated on 6/26/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 195
Country: China
Professional Team: NBA G-League Ignite
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
Birthdate: 1/11/2003

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 87
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Adequate shooter
Moves fairly well off the ball on offense
Decent rebounder
Adequate defender
Good shot blocker
Solid athlete

Cons:

Streaky shooter
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

Summary:

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 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.

Links:

RealGM Profile
MaxPreps Profile
Wikipedia Page
NBA.com’s Article on Zeng
Orlando Sentinel’s Article on Zeng Unable to Play for Windermere Prep for His High School Senior Season

Games Scouted:
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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