3 - Adem Bona

6-10, 245 Power Forward/Center
UCLA Sophomore
03/28/03 (20.7 yrs)
Ebonyi, Nigeria
High School
Prolific Prep
International Team
Pınar Karşıyaka
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Jump Shot
NBA Ready
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NBA Comparison: Bismack Biyombo

Strengths: 6’10 athletic big man … Great size and length with a 7’4 wingspan. Big frame and strength level. Aggressive and likes to bang … Very good athlete and great mobility. Finishes above the rim and reliable lob target/finisher. Explosive while absorbing contact – body to body. Good spin move in the paint. Comfortable dunking with either hand … Efficient scorer. Scoring stats: 10.1 PPG 68.1% FG% Grind Session 2020-21, 11.5 PPG 78.4% FG% Nike EYBL 2021, 7.5 PPG 3rd best 70.4% FG% NBPA Top 100 2021, 8.4 PPG 2nd best 66.7% FG% U19 World Cup 2021, 11.1 PPG 70.1% FG% Grind Session 2021-22, 17 PPG 66.2% FG% U20 Euro Championship A 2022 … Quick first step for someone his size. Consistently runs the floor and beats his man up the court … Very tough cover on his aggressive drives. Led the U20 Euro Championship A in free throw attempts with 6.9 per game in 2022 … Passes well out of the post and does a good job not putting up a quick shot after offensive rebounds. Can pass on the move and mid-drive when attacking … Defends the post well and shows some ability to move his feet and defend on the perimeter. Good timing and covers a lot of ground as a shot blocker and contests what he doesn’t get a hand on. Shot blocking stats: 1.4 BPG Grind Session 2020-21, 3.5 BPG Nike EYBL 2021, 4th best 1.2 BPG NBPA Top 100 2021, 1.9 BPG U19 World Cup 2021, 2nd best 2.5 BPG Grind Session 2021-22. 1st 2.4 BPG U20 Euro Championship A 2022 … Very good rebounder on both ends. Consistently boxes his man out. Quick to loose balls. Averaged 11.8 rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2021 and led the U20 Euro Championship A with 10.9 rebounds (4th best 3.4 offensive) per game in 2022 … Alert … Willing screener, dangerous slipping to the basket … Good motor and constantly moving, doesn’t just sit in the post or quit on plays …

Weaknesses: Still raw offensively. Can expand and polish post-game. Needs to work on offensive technique when he doesn’t dunk, especially with his left hand … Can slow down, improve footwork, and minimize travels … Limited scoring range. Shooting form isn’t bad and there’s hope moving forward but he’s not a consistent threat to stretch the floor. Shot 20% 3PT% on 0.5 3PT attempts per game over the Grind Session in 2021-22 …Free throw stroke doesn’t look bad, but results have been poor. Free throw stats: 61.1% FT% Grind Session 2020-21, 36.7% FT% Nike EYBL 2021, 56.3% FT% Grind Session 2021-22 … Older for his class, turned 19 in March before high school graduation …

Outlook: UCLA freshman … 2022 McDonald’s All-American … Named to the 2022 Jordan Brand Classic … Named to the 2022 Nike Hoop Summit … Named to the All-Tournament Team at the U16 Euro Championship A in 2019 and U20 Euro Championship A in 2022 …

Evan Tomes 8/4/22

Notes: Measured 6′ 8.25” barefoot, 9′ 2.50” standing reach, 243.4 lbs and a 7′ 0.25” wingspan at the 2023 NBA Draft Combine …