33 - Yannick Nzosa

6-11, 200 Center
Congo International
Birthday
11/15/03 (19 yrs)
Hometown
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
International Team
Unicaja, Malaga
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
NA
NBA Ready
6
Rebounding
8
Potential
7
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
7
80 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Chris Taft

Strengths: Athletic, left handed center… Great size for his position… Crazy length, with a reported 7-6 wingspan… Good athlete…. Bouncy, jumps well off two feet, or off one foot… Light on his feet, has a quick elevation from the floor… Good coordination for a player of his size… Plays with a lot of energy… Runs the floor well for a big… Oozing with potential because of his athletic profile… Hustle player… Quick enough to slide down to power forward position if he develops his skillset… Has shown potential in Pick and Roll situations as the screener, rolling to the basket and finishing plays at the rim… Good cutter in off ball actions… Strong finisher at the rim… Plays above the rim thanks to his size, length and athleticism… Has shown some glimpses of potential in Short Rolls… Can put the ball on the floor (for one-two dribbles) and attack a potential close out, going all the way to the basket… Has a basic Post Up game, with a semi-dependable left hook shot… Good offensive rebounder, putting pressure on defense… Good lateral quickness… Rim protector… Good shot blocker… Just a click above average as a weakside defender, contests shots… Solid Pick and Roll defender in Drop and hedge out coverages, has also shown promise in switches

Weaknesses: Extremely thin frame… Needs to add considerable weight, especially on his upper body… Narrow shoulders… Not overly explosive as an athlete… Average feel for the game… Really raw in just about every aspect of the game, still playing through instinct… Hasn’t fully developed the fundamentals of the game… His shooting form is kind of mechanical and often changes… Limited shooting range, only scores in the paint… Poor free throw shooter… Has problems against physical opponents… Has problems finishing through contact and in traffic… Left hand dominant in the post… Post Up game is raw and predictable, he should add some counter moves… Must improve finishing at the rim with his weak (right) hand… Only a straight line driver… At times he is too passive on offense… Should improve as a passer and how he reads the game… Not as good defensive rebounder as many would expect for someone with his size, depending too much on length… Doesn’t always keep a low stance when defending… Has problems defending in the Post due to his frame, bigger opponents can bully him and score… Needs work understanding the defensive rotations… Foul prone, commits some bad fouls at times

Outlook: Yannick Nzosa is an athletic center with great size, who projects to become a good Pick and Roll/Rim protector big on the next level… That’s it of course if he manages to put everything together, since he is super raw at this point of his development… Nzosa oozes with potential due to his athletic profile, but for him to reach his ceiling, he has to make strides on his development on the basic fundamentals of the game …

Stefanos Makris 6/23/22

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