Herve Kabasele Kasonga
Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
Country: D.R. Congo
Professional Team: Cafes Candelas Breogan
Classification: International ’96
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Has good hands
Adequate defensive player
Solid shot blocker
Very good motor
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
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.
ESPN Article on 2018 International Prospects
El Progreso’s Article on His Knee Injury
4/20/18 Breogan vs. Leyma Coruna
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