5 - Armando Bacot

6-10, 240 Center
North Carolina Sophomore
03/06/00 (20.9 yrs)
Richmond, VA
High School
IMG Academy
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills
85 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Glen Davis

Strengths: 6’9 big man … Good length for position with a 7’1 wingspan … Solid athleticism and mobility. Gets good lift around the rim and throws down dunks in traffic … Good strength, especially in the lower body. Plays physical, establishes position in the low post, and uses his body well … Alert, good hands with good potential in the pick and roll, slips when appropriate … Good touch within close. Shows a jump hook on the low block. Drives well out of the high post … Averaged 10.9 points per game while shooting 54.4% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2018. Averaged 11.4 points per game while shooting 49.3% FG% over the adidas Gauntlet in 2017. Averaged 11.4 points per game while shooting 51.2% FG% at adidas Nations in 2017. Averaged 11.2 points per game while shooting 55.8% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017 … Good rebounder on both ends. Finished seventh over the adidas Gauntlet with 9.2 rebounds per game, also finished third with 3.4 offensive boards per game in 2017. Led the NBPA Top 100 with 7.7 rebounds per game in 2017 … Shows some versatility as a defender and solid shot blocker. Averaged 1.8 blocks per game over the adidas Gauntlet in 2017 … Has shown improvement to his body since arriving at IMG Academy, shedding baby fat and noticeably improving his quickness …

Weaknesses: Scores well within close but has room to expand his scoring. Has potential to stretch the floor but his shooting and face up game isn’t there yet … Lacks foot speed … Has been a poor free throw shooter throughout his high school career, although he did show improvement over the Nike EYBL in 2018 at 70.8% FT%. Shot 54.8% FT% over the adidas Gauntlet in 2017. Shot 51.9% FT% at adidas Nations in 2017. Shot 58.3% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2017 … Can improve putting the ball on the floor and ball handling if he wants to maximize his inside-out potential … Doesn’t handle double teams well. Catches and turns into the defense. Forces up contested shots in traffic at times … Older for his class, turned 19 in March of his senior year of high school …

Outlook: Incoming North Carolina freshman … Transferred from Trinity Episcopal to IMG Academy for his senior year. Helped IMG to win the 2019 GEICO High School National Championship … 2019 McDonald’s All-American … Scored 14 points (7-9 FG), grabbed ten rebounds (four offensive), and passed out three assists in the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic … 2018 Peach Jam MVP with 14 points and 14 rebounds in the championship game. Peach Jam averages: 11.3 points, 12.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 58.6% FG% …

Evan Tomes 8/23/19

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