Updated on 5/15/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Professional Team: NBA G-League Ignite
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Moves well off the ball on offense
Very good shot blocker
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.
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