Fanbo Zeng

Updated on 5/15/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 190
Country: China
Professional Team: NBA G-League Ignite
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
Birthdate: 1/11/2003

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Decent shooter
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Moves well off the ball on offense
Decent rebounder
Decent defender
Very good shot blocker
Solid athlete


Streaky shooter
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Not an elite ball handler
Tendency to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
May struggle to defend more athletic players
Needs to add strength
Missed a full season of basketball


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, 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.


RealGM Profile
MaxPreps Profile
Wikipedia Page’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

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