Alperen Sengun

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: TurkeyHT: 6-10WT: 240
BORN: 7/25/02YEAR: 02WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Sengun is big-bodied pf/c who really throws his weight around the court and makes his presence felt. As a teenager he’s able to play bully ball against grown men in the Turkish league and has put up monster stats.

He’s got a wide base and natural strength (but also a lot of room for improvement with his strength and conditioning).

He does a good job of making himself available in the post and has a good understanding of spacing, screening, cutting and how to make plays within the flow of the offense. He’s got a soft touch around the basket and shoots a very high percentage from the field. He’s also got some pick and pop ability and the makings of a nice mid range jumper. He’ll almost certainly become an effective 3pt shooter in time.

Sengun is more of a heavy, plodding big man and not an elite run/jump athlete. He can play above the rim a bit but he doesn’t live there. His heavy feet and slow-ish movements could be a liability defending against NBA pick and roll and his lack of length and vertical pop limit his ability to guard at the rim.


Comparisons

  • Domantas Sabonis
  • a more bulky version of Tyler Hansbrough

Draft Projection

mid lottery to mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

Videos


2021 Center Rankings

  1. Evan Mobley – 7-0 – USC
  2. Alperen Sengün – 6-10 – Turkey
  3. Day’Ron Sharpe – 6-9 – UNC
  4. Kofi Cockburn – 7-0 – Illinois (Jamaica)
  5. Ibou Dianko Badji – 7-1 – Senegal 
  6. Charles Bassey – 6-10 – Western Kentucky (Nigeria)
  7. Ariel Hukporti – 6-11 – Germany
  8. Luka Garza – 6-11 – Iowa
  9. Sandro Mamukelashvili – 6-11 – Seton Hall (Georgia)
  10. Khalifa Diop – 6-11 – Senegal 
  11. Filip Petrusev – 6-11 – Serbia
  12. Neemias Queta – 7-0 – Utah St. (Portugal)
  13. Jay Huff – 7-1 – Virginia
  14. Jericho Sims – 6-10 – Texas
  15. Balsa Koprivica – 7-1 – Florida State (Serbia)
  16. Ikey Obiagu – 7-1 – Seton Hall