Ryan Kalkbrenner

Updated on 5/8/24.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-1
Weight: 255
College: Creighton
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 1/17/2002

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Strong finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid defender
Very good shot blocker
Above average athlete

Cons:
Must improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can struggle to guard quicker players

Summary:

Ryan Kalkbrenner is a tall, strong center that can finish plays around the basket, rebound, and block shots. He will need to improve his outside shot, but his size, mobility, and interior play will get him looks from NBA teams, especially in the second round range of the 2025 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile

Games Scouted:
11/22/22 Creighton vs. Arkansas
3/24/23 Creighton vs. Princeton
5/18/23 Game 4 of the 2023 NBA Draft Combine
2/2/24 Creighton vs. Butler
2/20/24 Creighton vs. Connecticut
3/23/24 Creighton vs. Oregon
3/29/24 Creighton vs. Tennessee

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