N’Faly Dante

Updated as of 6/18/2024, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 235
College: Oregon
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 10/19/2001

2024 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 61
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Very good rebounder
Decent defender
Solid athlete
Very good motor
Has a long wingspan

Cons:

Must extend his shooting range
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can have lapses defensively
Can be foul prone
Missed considerable time due to a knee injury

Summary:

N’Faly Dante is an athletic, energetic big man that could project to be a rim protector in the NBA.  He missed many games as a freshman and also was dealing with a knee injury.   He dealt with similar injury issues previously, but his size, athleticism, and skill set may make him a second round prospect for the 2024 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Oregon Live’s Article on Dante’s Knee Injury

Games Scouted:
6/23/16 Mali vs. Spain
1/9/20 Oregon vs. Arizona
11/20/22 Oregon vs. Houston
1/18/24 Oregon vs. Colorado
3/23/24 Oregon vs. Creighton

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