Updated on 4/26/23. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st to 2nd Round
Decent low post scorer
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent defender that can get steals
Solid shot blocker
Needs to improve his outside shot
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Must get stronger
Does not get enough playing time in games
Had a disappointing freshman season
Kel’el Ware is a very athletic, skilled center that may be a high upside prospect for the NBA. He has versatile scoring skills, and he is a very good rebounder and shot blocker that can protect and lock down the paint. On the other hand, he will tend to have games where he’ll fade into the background too much and play far too passively. He had a disappointing, underwhelming freshman season this year, but Ware is a talented big man whose size, versatility, skill set, and athleticism could enable him to be a high draft pick in 2024.
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