1 - Kel'el Ware

7-0, 230 Center
Indiana Sophomore
04/20/04 (20 yrs)
North Little Rock, AR
High School
North Little Rock
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

NBA Comparison: Jarrett Allen

Strengths: 7’0 athletic big man … Good size and length, shrinks the floor and covers a lot of ground on the defensive end … Good mobility and runs the floor well … Good athlete, gets off the floor very well and utilizes it on both ends. Impressive second jump. Good lob target as he has a large radius of reach around the rim and has good body control … Does a good job of establishing post position and sealing his man. Shows a solid jump hook and soft touch in the low-post … Efficient scorer. Averaged 8.2 points per game on 56.3% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2021 and 15.7 points per game on a 3rd best 67.2% FG% at the U18 Americas Championship in 2022 … Good face-up shooting ability and mechanics. Smooth shooting stroke from midrange, free throw, and 3PT. Shot 80% (8-10 FT) at the U18 Americas Championship in 2022. Despite being able to shoot, he doesn’t drift to the perimeter too often or try to be a guard … Good defender and timing as a shot blocker. Finished 4th with 1.8 blocks per game at the U18 Americas Championship in 2022 … Good rebounder on both ends. Keeps offensive rebounds high and very good reading tip-slam opportunities. Finished 4th at the NBPA Top 100 in 2021 with 5.6 rebounds per game and averaged 6.8 (2.2 offensive) per game at the U18 Americas Championship in 2022 …

Weaknesses: Solid strength level but frame still has room to fill out … Solid jump hook and touch but can expand post-game, as he didn’t see much competition in terms of matching his size/athleticism throughout high school … A bit inconsistent handling double-teams; there are times he scores on multiple defenders, sometimes makes a nice pass, even a quick touch pass or cross-court pass to the open man, while other times, he loses it by putting it down in traffic or travels. Minimal ability to put the ball on the floor and doesn’t pass well on the move. Mishandles passes at times … Picks up unnecessary fouls leaving his feet while trying to block every shot rather than staying in position and contesting. Doesn’t have real quick feet when having to defend on the perimeter and gets beat on closeouts. Does a good job of blocking jump shots but overall his effectivity as a defender diminishes as he moves away from the basket …

Outlook: Incoming Oregon freshman … Scored 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds (6 offensive) in the 2022 McDonald’s All-American Game … Played in the 2022 Jordan Brand Classic … Scored 11 points (4-5 FG) in the 2022 Nike Hoop Summit … Played in the 2022 Iverson Classic … Won Gold and named to the All-Tournament Team at the U18 Americas Championship in 2022 …

Evan Tomes 7/15/22