Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
Professional Team: Cholet Basket
Classification: International ‘00
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 84
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent low post scorer
Decent shot blocker
Very good athlete
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.
ESPN Draft Profile
Eurohoops’ Article on Makoundou Named BCL’s Best Young Player for the 2020-21 Season
1/20/21 Cholet Basket vs. Hapoel Holon
5/17/21 Cholet Basket vs. Le Mans Sarthe
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