Herve Kabasele Kasonga

Height: 6-10

Weight: 220

Country: D.R. Congo

Professional Team: Cafes Candelas Breogan

Classification: International ’96

Birthdate: 10/24/1996

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on the move

Has good hands

Decent rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Solid shot blocker

Solid athlete

Very good motor

Cons:

Must extend his shooting range

May need to improve his low post game

Needs to improve his free throw shooting

Needs to improve his passing ability

Not an elite rebounder

Can be undisciplined defensively

Has not played much at the highest levels

Currently out due to a knee injury

Summary:

Herve Kabasele Kasonga was a virtual unknown before having a solid tournament this summer in the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket.​

He has not really played much in the top leagues overseas, and a recent knee injury could be a set back for his development as an overall player.  But if he makes a full recovery, with his skill set and defensive potential, he could be an intriguing draft and stash candidate late in the second round for the 2018 NBA Draft.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

ESPN Article on 2018 International Prospects

El Progreso’s Article on His Knee Injury

Games Scouted:

4/20/18 Breogan vs. Leyma Coruna