Alpha Kaba

Height: 6-10

Weight: 225

Country: France

Professional Team: KK Mega Leks

Classification: International ’96

Birthdate: 1/29/1996

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 67

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 60 by the Atlanta Hawks

Pros:

Active finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on the move

Has stretch big potential

Very good rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Adept at collecting steals

Gifted athlete

Rock solid motor​

Cons:

Needs to improve his low post game

Can miss easy shots around the basket

Must improve his free throw shooting

Must greatly improve his passing ability

Can be turnover prone

Not an instinctive shot blocker

Can have lapses defensively

Can be a bit foul prone

Summary:

Alpha Kaba is a versatile big man that may have the potential to be a solid player in the NBA.  He can shoot the three-ball from downtown, and he also brings an energetic style of play that allows him to finish many plays in the paint.

​He also rebounds the ball well, and he has a long reach that enables him to jar many balls away from opponents to accumulate steals.  Kaba has some shot blocking skills, but he is more of an on-ball defender than a roamer.  Also, he will need to improve his passing ability, as he tends to get his passes picked off when he attempts outlet passes.

​In general, Alpha Kaba could be a successful two-way player in the NBA if he continues to hone his overall game.  At the moment, he may be a good value pick in the second round range of the 2017 NBA Draft.