Kel’el Ware


(North Little Rock, AK)
HT: 7-0WT: 220

Draft Notes

Kel’el Ware came into college with a ton of hype and momentum but didn’t flourish in his one year at Oregon. Hopefully the transfer to Indiana will reignite his career and help him realize his immense potential.

Ware is a highly skilled center with a decent post game and a nice ability to stretch the floor with his outside shot. He’s also a big time athlete for a 7-footer, showing explosive above the rim ability thanks to his leaping ability and great length.

Has really good size, long arms and a solid frame, which will carry a lot more muscle/weight as he grows older.

Has decent ball handling and passing ability for a big.

Needs to play with more consistent intensity to reach his ceiling. The sky is the limit for how good he can be but he needs to work to get there.


  • kind of a mix between Jarrett Allen and LaMarcus Aldridge. Very long and can play in the air space above the rim like Allen. And also has an emerging mid range and 3 ball like a young Aldridge.

Draft Projection

possible first round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft


2024 Center Rankings

  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. DaRon Holmes II – 6-10 – Dayton
  6. Kel’el Ware – 7-0 – Indiana
  7. Ulrich Chomche – 6-11 – Cameroon
  8. Adem Bona – 6-10 – UCLA (Nigeria)
  9. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  10. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
  11. Jalen Lewis – 6-8 – Overtime Elite pro league