Ismael Kamagate

Updated on 7/17/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 225
Country: France
Professional Team: Paris Basketball
Classification: International ‘01
Birthdate: 1/17/2001

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 28
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 46 by the Detroit Pistons
(Rights traded to the Denver Nuggets)


Pros:
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent low post scorer
Decent rebounder
Decent defender
Very good shot blocker
Good athlete
Good hands
Solid motor

Cons:
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
May be fairly raw offensively
Not an elite rebounder
Can be undisciplined defensively

Summary:
Ismael Kamagate is a very athletic big man that may project to be a solid rim protector in the NBA.  He excels at scoring on rolls and in transition, and he can throw down powerful dunks above the rim.  He also is a very good shot blocker.  He’ll need to extend his shooting range and improve his playmaking skills, but Kamagate is a very athletic center that could be a solid candidate to go in the late first round in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
YouTube’s Highlights of the 10/1/21 Paris-JDA Dijon Game via LNB Oficiel
YouTube’s Highlights of the 10/9/21 Paris-Roanne Game via Paris Basketball
YouTube’s Highlights of the 10/9/21 Paris-Roanne Game via LNB Oficiel
Mile High Sports’ Article on Nuggets Trade with Portland to Select Kamagate

Games Scouted:
1/9/22 Paris Basketball vs. CSP Limoges

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