Adem Bona

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: UCLA
Prolific Prep
(Turkey/Nigeria)
HT: 6-10WT: 235
BORN: 3/28/03YEAR: So.WING: 7-4REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Adem Bona is an incredibly fast and explosive open court athlete with quick twitch athleticism. He changes ends in a flash, has great upside as a defender and transition player and makes incredibly quick cuts to the basket.

Bona has a strong build but is also a very graceful and fluid athlete. He’s got a great feel for making cuts for back door lobs and for filling the lane in transition, where he’s a great at attacking the rim.

At this point he does most of his scoring in the lane and he does a really good job of facing up and taking his man of the dribble, using his elite quickness to blow by the defender.

His main NBA calling card will be his versatile defense. He’s very good at guarding smaller players and can switch all over the court. He’s a very good rim protector and defensive rebounder.

His NBA game might be a bit limited due to his lack of an outside shot but he’s got a clear path to being a rotation big who brings value with his defensive versatility, athleticism and effort.


Comparisons

  • faster Al Harrington
  • Robert Williams

Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft

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2024 Centers

  1. Alexandre Sarr – 7-1 – Perth Wildcats, NBL (France)
  2. Donovan Clingan – 7-2 – UConn
  3. Yves Missi – 6-11 – Baylor (Cameroon)
  4. Zach Edey – 7-4 – Purdue (Canada)
  5. Ulrich Chomche – 6-11 – Cameroon
  6. Kel’el Ware – 7-0 – Indiana
  7. Adem Bona – 6-10 – UCLA (Nigeria)
  8. DaRon Holmes II – 6-10 – Dayton
  9. Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso – 7-0 – Kentucky (Nigeria)
  10. Eli Ndiaye – 6-8 – Spain
  11. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  12. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC