Mfiondu Kabengele

Position: PF From: Florida State Class/YOB: Sophomore
Height: 6’10 Weight: 250 Wingspan: 7’1

Strengths:

  • High-energy post who rebounds at a high rate and runs the court hard
  • Strong build, decent length, and good athleticism that will serve him well on the interior
  • Active shot blocker. Gets off the ground in a hurry. Closing speed is going to help him grow as a defender in the pick-and-roll game
  • Tenacious finisher. Throws down like he has a problem with the rim. Does a nice job forcing defenders to foul him. Averaged 9.0 free throw attempts per 40 minutes and shot 76 percent from the line
  • Promising shooter that is continuing to expand his range. When he gets his feet under him, he is already a fairly reliable threat from three-point range. Dangerous pick-and-roll upside with his athleticism as a roller and touch when he pops

Weaknesses:

  • Struggles with foul problems. Can be too anxious to block shots and has a tendency to use his hands when defending on the perimeter
  • Growing back-to-basket game, but he doesn’t have a wide range of moves down low at this point
  • Making plays out of double teams is an area he still needs to work on, though he probably won’t face a lot in typical NBA matchups
  • Overall game is still raw. There are a lot of tools there, but he has a lot of rough edges. Definitely has the potential to be a diamond in the rough though