Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
College: Texas Tech
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Good rebounder for his size
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Struggles to guard quicker players
Can be foul prone
Hailing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joel Ntambwe is a strong, athletic combo forward that can shoot and score the basketball. He is a good shooter that can knock down threes, and he also can use the threat of his jump shot to take it all the way to score around the basket. On the downside, he can sometimes struggle to create separation when handling the ball, and he also can struggle to guard quicker players on the defensive end.
Overall, Ntambwe had a solid showing at the 2021 Tampa Bay Pro Combine. He didn’t play much this season at Texas Tech, but he had a good tournament showing recently at the TBPC, and he could project into a 3 and D type of role in the NBA.
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