Yannick Nzosa

Updated on 10/10/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 174
Country: D.R. Congo
Professional Team: Unicaja Malaga
Classification: International ‘03
Birthdate: 11/15/2003

Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round

Pros:
Solid finisher around the basket
Adequate low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent rebounder
Decent defender
Good shot blocker
Very good athlete
Good motor
Played in some of the toughest professional basketball leagues

Cons:
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

Summary:
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.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Spanish ACB League Profile
NBA Draft Room Profile
The Stepien’s Draft Profile
Eurospects’ Profile
ESPN’s 2022 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
2/27/21 Unicaja Malaga vs. Movistar Estudiantes
9/25/21 Unicaja Malaga vs. Gran Canaria

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