College: Florida State
Strong finisher around the basket
Fairly good low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Fairly good defender
Good shot blocker
Very good motor
Needs to improve his passing ability
May struggle to defend out on the perimeter
Can be quite foul prone
May be overshadowed by a higher profile teammate
May not be outstanding at any one particular skill
Mfiondu Kabengele is an athletic, skilled big man that could project to be a rim protector in the NBA. He can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and he also can rebound and block shots.
He played very well in his team’s second round win against Murray State, as he scored 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting while chipping in 7 rebounds off the bench. Right now, he could project to go in the late first to the second round range for the upcoming draft.