Santiago Aldama

Updated 4/15/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

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

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 76
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Fairly good low post scorer
Adequate shooter, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Fairly good rebounder
Fairly good shot blocker

Cons:
May need to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be quite turnover prone
Very limited experience against top competition
Only an average athlete
Needs to add strength

Summary:
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.

Links:
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

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