Ryan Kalkbrenner

Updated on 5/30/23.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-1
Weight: 255
College: Creighton
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 1/17/2002

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Strong finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate rebounder
Solid defender
Good shot blocker
Above average athlete

Must improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite rebounder
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete


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 and mobility, but his size and interior play will likely get him looks from NBA teams, especially in the second round range of the 2024 draft.

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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

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