Santiago Aldama

Updated 7/31/21.  Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 215
College: Loyola (MD)
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 1/10/2001

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2021 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 30 by the Utah Jazz
(Rights traded to the Memphis Grizzlies)

Solid low post scorer
Adequate shooter, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Solid rebounder
Decent shot blocker

Streaky shooter
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be quite turnover prone
Struggles to defend out on the perimeter
Very limited experience against top competition
Only an average athlete

Hailing from Spain, Santiago Aldama is a stat-stuffing big man that has averaged roughly 21 points, 10 rebounds, and almost 2 blocks per game at Loyola (MD) this season as a sophomore. He’s also made 51% from the field, and has made 37% of his three-pointers in 17 games that he’s played in this season.

On the downside, he plays in relative obscurity at a small D1 school, and he hasn’t faced elite competition very often. Aldama has drawn some draft buzz recently, and he is a skilled big man that currently projects to be a second round prospect for the 2021 draft.

RealGM Profile
ESPN Draft Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
YouTube’s Highlights of the 2/14/21 Loyola (MD)-Lafayette game via Loyola Greyhounds
YouTube’s Highlights of the 3/14/21 Loyola (MD)-Colgate Game via Matthew Loves Ball

Games Scouted:
3/14/21 Loyola (MD) vs. Colgate

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