Mohamed Bamba

Height: 7-0

Weight: 225

College: Texas

Classification: Freshman

Birthdate: 5/12/1998

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 5

Projected Draft Range: Top 5​

2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 6 by the Orlando Magic

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Adequate low post scorer

Has stretch big potential

Decent playmaker for a big man

Has very good hands

Tremendous rebounder

Solid defensive player

Excellent shot blocker

Gifted athlete

Has a very long wingspan

Very good size to play inside

Smart player that has very good intangibles

Cons:

Must improve his ability to create his own shot

Can struggle to score in traffic

Needs to improve his shooting

May need to tweak his shooting mechanics

Can be a bit turnover prone

Can be too passive on offense

Can gamble too much defensively

Must get stronger

Summary:

Mohamed Bamba is an athletic big man that could project to be an elite rim protector in the NBA.  He can really rebound and block shots, and he can finish a lot of plays around the basket.  He will need to continue to improve his skill level offensively, but his ability to defend the paint combined with his vast athletic gifts, upside, and IQ could enable him to be a top 5 pick in 2018.

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