Updated on 10/10/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Country: D.R. Congo
Professional Team: Unicaja Malaga
Classification: International ‘03
Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round
Solid finisher around the basket
Adequate low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Good shot blocker
Very good athlete
Played in some of the toughest professional basketball leagues
Needs to expand upon his low post moves
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Quite raw offensively
Not an elite rebounder
Can gamble too much defensively
Really needs to add strength
Yannick Nzosa is a very athletic, energetic big man that could project to be an elite rim protector in the NBA. He played well in some of the toughest professional basketball leagues this past season, and he is a gifted shot blocker that shows outstanding defensive potential. On the other hand, he may be quite raw offensively, as he will need to continue to polish up his game on that side of the ball. He is a talented prospect that could be selected in the first round of the 2022 draft.
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