Kel’el Ware

Updated on 11/21/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 220
College: Oregon
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 4/20/2004

Projected Draft Range: Lottery

Pros:

Decent low post scorer
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid rebounder
Solid defender that can get steals
Solid shot blocker
Good athlete
Good hands

Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Questionable motor
Must get stronger

Summary:

Kel’el Ware is a very athletic, skilled center that has a solid set of all-around skills that could enable him to go in the lottery of the 2023 draft.  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 sometimes have games where he’ll fade into the background too much and play far too passively. Still, he is a talented big man whose size, versatility, skill set, and athleticism could enable him to be a high draft pick in 2023.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
3/29/22 2022 McDonald’s All-American Game
4/8/22 2022 Nike Hoops Summit
4/15/22 2022 Jordan Brand Classic
11/20/22 Oregon vs. Houston

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