Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
Professional Team: Leuven Bears
Classification: International ’95
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid finisher around the basket
Has good hands
Adequate defensive player
Adequate shot blocker
Good size to play inside
Rock solid motor
May need to improve his passing ability
Can be too passive on offense
May be quite raw offensively
Still learning the game
Relative unknown commodity
Ismael Bako is an athletic 6-10 big man that has been one of the standouts at the 2017 Adidas Reebok Eurocamp. He just now has been receiving some draft buzz. While he may be a long shot to be selected this year, Bako’s size, athleticism, motor, and potential to be a defensive specialist in the NBA could give him a shot to be picked late in this year’s draft.
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