NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: C||FROM: Turkey||HT: 6-9||WT: NA|
|BORN: 7/25/02||YEAR: 02||WING: NA||REACH: NA|
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.
He’s got a wide base and natural strength (but also a lot of room for improvement with his strength and conditioning).
He’s not a primary scoring option type of player but 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.
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.
A decade ago he might have been rated higher on draft boards but his lack of speed hurts his draft stock in this small-ball era.
- a more bulky version of Tyler Hansbrough
2021 Center Rankings
- Evan Mobley – 7-0 – USC
- Ibou Dianko Badji – 7-1 – Senegal
- Alperen Sengün – 6-9 – Turkey
- Day’Ron Sharpe – 6-9 – UNC
- Kofi Cockburn – 7-0 – Illinois
- Charles Bassey – 6-10 – Western Kentucky (Nigeria)
- Ariel Hukporti – 6-11 – Germany
- Luka Garza – 6-11 – Iowa
- Sandro Mamukelashvili – 6-11 – Seton Hall (Georgia)
- Filip Petrusev – 6-11 – Gonzaga (Serbia)
- Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
- Kai Sotto – 7-2 – G League (Philippines)
- Khalifa Diop – 6-11 – Senegal
- Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
- Neemias Queta – 6-11 – Utah St (Portugal)
- Conner Vanover – 7-3 – Arkansas
- Ikey Obiagu – 7-1 – Seton Hall