21 - Joel Bolomboy

6-9, 225 Power Forward
Weber St. Senior
01/28/94 (27.2 yrs)
Fort Worth, TX
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

NBA Comparison: Kevin Willis

Strengths: Long, athletic post player who runs the floor well and shows promise as a shooter … Possesses a 7’1.75 wingspan … A bigtime rebounder. 12.7 per game was good for 3rd in the country. Also proved himself as a high level rebounder throughout college career … Loves to face the basket from mid-range and use his nice shooting form and touch … Has three point range and solid efficiency. Shot 36% from 3 in consecutive years, although on a low volume (36 of 96 overall in college career) … Had a number of highlight dropstep dunks over his right shoulder in which he spun into the paint and dunked over his (surprised) defender … Explosive leaper … Seems to have a very strong body and appears bigger than his measured 225 lbs (from the combine) … Has a developed hook shot that he hits with solid consistency … Shows a solid motor and aggressiveness, doesn’t shy away from contact … His jumpshot should allow him to be a solid pick and pop player … Showed steady improvement each year as an offensive focal point (7 ppg as a FR, 8.7 as a SO, 13.3 as a JR and 17.1 as a SR) … Shot over 70% FT over his college career … Strong finisher at the rim … Does a good job of attacking the basket and drawing fouls, 67.7 % FT/FG percentage …

Weaknesses: A little bit limited offensively. His post efficiency numbers are solid, but the level of competition wasn’t great and he doesn’t show a whole lot of variety on the block. Could stand to add a few go to post moves, aside from his hook … Body appears a little bit rigid. Plays very up right, particularly on the defensive end … Turned 22 in January so upside isn’t considered as intriguing as underclassmen … Has a very solid frame for a 225 lb player, but could stand to add some weight … Not much of a shot blocker or rim protector, considering his length and athleticism … Could further develop his ball handling skills to compliment his midrange shot …

Overall: Bolomboy could be a sleeper for this year’s draft … His age probably makes him a mid 2nd rounder but the fact that he rebounds so well and appears to have upside left to develop as an offensive player could intrigue teams to give him late first round consideration …

Notes: Was born in Russia … Attended Keller Central high school in Fort Worth, TX … Last name is pronounced: Ball-um-boy … His father (Joseph) is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and his mother (Tania) is from Russia … Majored in Technical Sales … Impressed NBA scouts at the 2015 adidas Nations camp in Southern California … The Big Sky Conference’s all-time leader in rebounds with 1,312 … Proved to be one of the top athletes at the NBA draft combine athleticism testing, finishing with the best lane agility time (10.26 seconds) and bench press (19 reps), the second-best standing vertical leap (37.5 inches) and was fifth in the shuttle run (2.86 seconds), three-quarter-court sprint (3.17 seconds) and max vertical leap (40.5 inches).

Aran Smith 6/21/16

May 24, 2011 

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