Updated on 7/22/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Professional Team: Cholet Basket
Classification: International ‘00
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent low post scorer
Decent shot blocker
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Quite raw offensively
Can be too undisciplined when going for boards
Can be unfocused defensively
Can be quite foul prone
Yoan Makoundou is a very athletic, high-motor big man that may project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA. He is a high-flyer that excels at throwing down powerful dunks around the basket, and he also is an active rebounder and defender that has shown the capacity to guard multiple positions.
On the other hand, he’s not a very polished offensive player, as he doesn’t really have a consistent outside shot or much of a dribble game, and it has been rare for him to pick up assists at the higher levels of international basketball. Currently, Makoundou projects to be a second round prospect in the 2022 draft.
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