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21 - Ismael Bako

Belgium 

  • Birthday: 10/10/95
  • NBA Position: PF/C
  • Class: International
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 210
  • Team: Leuven
  • Hometown: Leuven, Belgium
  • Statistics
  • Junior Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

85

2017

Strengths: Bako is a very long big man with some upside left to develop despite being 1995 born, Auto-draft eligible ... He moves well laterally and doesn’t do anything out of his comfort zone ... Huge wingspan 7’3’’ helps him around the rim, catching lobs and scoring on second shots opportunities ... Loves setting high screens and rolling to the rim to catch the ball close to the basket ... Not afraid of contact in the low post, initiating contact and going at his defenders ... Defensively he can switch and stay on his feet, and has proven difficult to score over in the paint ... Has a good feel for rebounding offensively and defensively with timing ... Solid vision in the post to find open teammates for shots ... Runs the floor well and has quick feet ...

Weaknesses:
At 210 lbs, lacks strength and a physical presence to play at the NBA level ... He must get stronger to become effective, even for a high level European team ... Also needs to improve his low post game adding a greater variety of moves and learning how to use his length to score easy over his opponents ... Defensively has to do a better job of boxing out defenders ...

Notes:
Stood out being awarded first team at the 2017 adidas Eurocamp ...

Stevan Petrovic 6/19/17

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