Mohamed Bamba

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 225
College: Texas
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 5/12/1998

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 5โ€‹
Projected Draft Range: Top 5โ€‹
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.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Slam Online Article He Wrote Detailing His Experiences

Games Scouted:

4/7/17 Nike Hoops Summit

11/23/17 Texas vs. Butler

11/24/17 Texas vs. Duke

12/12/17 Texas vs. Michigan

12/22/17 Texas vs. Alabama

1/22/18 Texas vs. Iowa State

2/3/18 Texas vs. Oklahoma

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