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12 - N'Faly Dante

Oregon 

  • Birthday: 10/19/01
  • NBA Position: Center
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 240
  • Hometown: Mali
  • High School: Sunrise Christian Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020
Mock:  13

NBA Comparison: Al Horford

Strengths: 6’11 big man with a lot of upside left to develop … Great size and length with a 7’5.5 wingspan and 9’5 standing reach … Solid strength and physicality considering his age ... Establishes position down low ... Isn’t afraid to bang and doesn’t shy away from contact … Good motor and mobility. Stays active even when he’s not getting touches ... Consistently runs the floor with good effort and energy … Well-coordinated. Good athleticism and fluidity ... Gets off the ground pretty well and finishes dunks with ease ... Catches back door oops too high for the defense to get a hand on at this level. Has a wide radius around the basket he can finish with dunks … Shows good form and a foundation as a jump shooter from midrange … Can score in the post. Makes impressive moves in isolation on occasions … Efficient scorer. Averaged 13.7 points per game while shooting 63.8% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and averaged 15.8 points per game while shooting an eighth best 72.2% FG% in 2019. Shot 68.8% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 … Willing screener. Good pick and roll potential … Good defender and protects the paint, shrinks the floor with his length. Instinctive shot blocker and communicates. Averaged 1.2 blocks per game at the U17 World Cup in 2016. Averaged 1.4 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and finished seventh with 2.1 blocks per game in 2019. Finished fourth with 1.7 blocks per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 … Good rebounder on both ends. Finished ninth with 9.1 rebounds (2.1 offensive) per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and a tenth best with 10.5 rebounds (3.2 offensive) per game in 2019 … Improved his passing out of the post, hits cutters and open shooters. Kicks the ball back out to a guard to restart the offense after offensive boards, doesn’t force up a bad shot … Doesn’t have to score to be effective … Started playing in 2014 and shows great potential on both ends …

Weaknesses: Still developing his post-game and offensive technique. Ability to put the ball on the floor is minimal ... Has a good frame and solid ability to handle contact but must continue to work on core strength ... Most of his points come in the paint, many times by simply rim running/catch and finishing ... Makes impressive moves at times but doesn’t consistently finish them off. Isn’t always heavily involved with the offense … Limited scoring range and it hasn’t shown expansion over his high school career ... Although shows good form on his jump shot, he hasn’t shown to be an outside threat in games and release will need to be quicker … Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 60.6% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 60.5% FT% in 2019 … Needs to keep the ball high after rebounds and in traffic. Mishandles passes and can work on taking care of the ball in the post …

Outlook: Incoming Oregon freshman … 2019 All-EYBL First Team and Peach Jam MVP to lead MOKAN Elite to win the championship game over Team WhyNot, scoring 22 points (10-17 FG) and grabbing 18 rebounds … 2018 All-Peach Jam: Second Team with averages of 15.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, one block, 63.8% FG% … Played in the 2018 and 2019 Nike Hoop Summit … Finished with 16 points (8-10), six rebounds, and three blocks in the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic Global Showcase …

Evan Tomes 8/19/19

Strengths: 6’11 big man with a lot of upside left to develop … Great size and length with a 7’3.5 wingspan and 9’2.5 standing reach … Solid strength and physicality considering his age ... Establishes position down low ... Isn’t afraid to bang down low and doesn’t shy away from contact … Good motor and mobility. Stays active even when he’s not getting touches ... Consistently runs the floor with good effort and energy … Well-coordinated. Good athleticism and fluidity ... Gets off the ground pretty well and finishes dunks with ease ... Catches back door oops too high for the defense to get a hand on at this level … Shows good form and a foundation as a jump shooter, showing signs of potentially stretching the floor … Can score in the post. Makes impressive moves in isolation on occasions. Has potential to be an inside-outside offensive threat … Efficient scorer. Averaged 13.1 points per game while shooting 63.9% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2018, also 17 points per game while shooting 69.8% FG% in his five games at Peach Jam. Shot 68.8% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 … Although minimal, can put the ball on the floor at times … Good hands … Willing screener. Good pick and roll potential … Good defender and protects the paint. Instinctive shot blocker. Averaged 1.6 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018. Finished fourth with 1.7 blocks per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018. Averaged 1.2 blocks per game at the U17 World Cup in 2016 … Good rebounder on both ends. Finished ninth with nine rebounds (2.3 offensive) per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … Improved his passing out of the post, hits cutters and open shooters … Doesn’t have to score to be effective … Started playing in 2014 and shows great potential on both ends …

Weaknesses: Must learn to play with the same effort at all times, no matter the situation ... Lacks experience playing against high level competition ... Still developing his post-game and offensive technique ... Has a good frame and solid ability to handle contact but must continue to work on core strength ... Most of his points come in the paint, many times by simply rim running/catch and finishing ... Makes impressive moves at times but doesn’t consistently finish them off. Isn’t always heavily involved with the offense … Limited scoring range ... Although shows good form on his jump shot, he hasn’t shown to be an outside threat in games yet … Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot 67.6% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … Needs to keep the ball high after rebounds and in traffic …

Outlook: 2018 All-Peach Jam: Second Team with averages of 15.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, one block, 63.8% FG% … Played in the 2018 Nike Hoop Summit … Finished with 16 points (8-10), six rebounds, and three blocks in the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic Global Showcase …

Evan Tomes 11/5/18

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