Mo Bamba

Mo Bamba

Position: C                           College: Texas                   Class/YOB: Freshman

Height: 7’1                          Weight: 225                       Wingspan: 7’10

 

Strengths:

  • Historic length. Long arms allow shot-blocking and rebounding to come easy.
  • Good agility. Covers ground effortlessly with long strides. A chance to be a menace as a screen defender.
  • All-Defensive potential as a rim-protector. Was the most fearsome shot-blocker in college basketball and will only become better in the paint as he puts on strength.
  • Projectable shooting form. Didn’t hesitate to take threes at Texas, though he didn’t hit too many. Comfort as a face-up big is promising. Pre-draft workouts have already shown significant improvement in this area.
  • Good kid who will keep adding dimensions to his game.

Weaknesses:

  • Physically immature. His frame doesn’t suggest he’ll ever be a well-built force. But can definitely improve core and upper-body strength to avoid being knocked off his spot.
  • Post-game is rudimentary. Doesn’t have too much to go to right now other than his turnaround. The length makes that an unguardable shot but needs some more options down low.
  • Average passer. Can handle fairly well for a 7-footer, but isn’t adept at making plays for others. Probably won’t be doubled much in the NBA, though.
  • Is a real project offensively. Has a ways to go with reading defenses and floating on the perimeter hunting jumpers.
  • Energy level and impact were inconsistent at Texas. Opponents always felt him as a defender but offensively his effort wavered. I am not too worried about it as a pro.

Stats:

MPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PPG
30.2 54.1% 27.5% 68.1% 10.5 0.5 0.8 3.7 1.5 12.9