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24 - Alpha Kaba

France 

  • Birthday: 9/21/96
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: International
  • Ht: 6-10
  • Wt: 235
  • Team: Mega Leks
  • Hometown: Blois, France
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Overall

85

2017
Mock:  52

NBA Comparison: Solomon Jones

Strengths: As a 6-10 PF, Kaba has perfect size for the role, with solid frame, broad shoulders and a huge wingspan (7-5) ... He shows impressive mobility and a blue collar attitude, an encouraging signal he could be a good role player overseas. He’s a solid leaper and developed from a physical standpoint ... He’s developing his midrange game ... He’s a reliable shooter in catch and shoot situations, showing quick and smooth release ... Nice handle, with improving first step, a weapon he can use when guarded by traditional big men ... An above average passer for his size, he shows solid off the ball game, being effective also in P&R situations on both sides of the court ... With his leaping ability and wingspan he’s a solid intimidator and shot blocker, he grants defensive flexibility thanks to his mobility and lateral speed, able to guard the backcourt player after the switch in P&R ...

Weaknesses: Not the most fluid player, legs are a bit stiff ... Seems to prefer to drift out on the perimeter instead of using his size and strength around the basket ... He improved his shape over this year, but he absolutely needs to work on his consistency and intensity. .. He’s a decent leaper, but lacks explosiveness and the “second jump” on defensive end ... He has to improve his positioning, seems to lack game comprehension, probably due to the lack of experience at a high level ... Lacks solid post moves, in order to properly utilize his physical and muscular advantage, he prefers to play facing the basket exploiting only his mobility ... Overall impression is of a player currently relying on his physical attributes and instincts, raw potential still to be developed and nurtured in the proper environment ... He has to show more competitive fire and aggressiveness to improve and compete at a higher level ...

Notes: He played the 2014-2015 season for Pau-Lacq-Orthez Espoirs (Juniors) team, then he moved this summer to Mega Leks in Adriatic league, thanks to the solid connections of his agent (Pedja Materic) with Misko Raznatovic, agent and owner of Mega ... He had 8 points and 6 rebounds this season in ABA league ... Former member of U18 and U20 French national teams ...

Davide Bortoluzzi 6/7/16

Strengths: Has a solid frame ... Extremely long limbs. 7-foot-5 wingspan ... His length gives him the ability to be a dominant force on the block ... Good mobility, gets out on the break and moves well ... Good athlete with explosive leaping ability ... Has a decent first step ... Has a soft touch and can even knock down 3 pointers ... Has good foot speed defensively, and shows nice defensive potential, particularly as a shot blocker ... Shows vision to see the floor and some natural passing ability, impressive for his position ... Can handle contact, and should only improve with added strength ...

Weaknesses: Very inconsistent ... Needs to get in better physical shape and gain stamina ... Lacks a high level of experience, still plays in a junior, under-21 league ... Doesn't always play with enough intensity defensively ... Not aggressive enough in closing out and pressuring opponent shots ... From time to time too relaxed, especially in defense, Doesn't protect the rim as much as he could ... Can be too casual with his passing ... Back to the basket game is underdeveloped, needs to focus a lot of attention to this ... At times lacks a fundamental defensive stance, straight legs and up right posture ... Rebounds the ball solely based on physical attributes, must learn to properly box out ...

Aran Smith 5/28/15

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