Kel’el Ware

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: Oregon
(North Little Rock, AK)
HT: 7-0WT: 215
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Kel’el Ware is one of the fastest rising prospects in his class and gives the Oregon Ducks a potential superstar center and a likely future lottery pick.

Ware is a highly skilled center with a nice post game and 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.


Comparisons

  • 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

lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft or 2024 NBA Draft

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2023 Center Rankings

  1. Victor Wembanyama – 7-4 – France
  2. Kel’el Ware – 7-0 – Oregon
  3. Dereck Lively – 7-0 – Duke
  4. James Nnaji – 6-10 – Barcelona (Nigeria)
  5. Oscar Tshiebwe – 6-9 – Kentucky (Congo)
  6. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
  7. Vincent Iwuchukwu – 7-0 – USC
  8. Jamarion Sharp – 7-5 – W. Kentucky
  9. Yohan Traore – 6-10 – Auburn (France)
  10. Zach Edey – 7-4 – Purdue
  11. Hunter Dickenson – 7-1 – Michigan
  12. Clifford Omoruyi – 6-11 – Rutgers (Nigeria) 
  13. Jonathan Tchamwa.T… – 6-8 – Baylor (Cameroon)
  14. Zvonimir Ivisic – 7-3 – Croatia
  15. Dilan Anderson – 7-0 – Arizona
  16. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  17. Oumar Ballo – 6-10 – Arizona (Mali) 
  18. Ariel Hukporti – 6-11 – Germany
  19. Tristan Vukcevic – 6-10 – Serbia
  20. Franck Kepnang – 6-11- Oregon (Cameroon)
  21. Charles Bediako – 6-11 – Alabama (Canada)
  22. Moussa Cisse – 6-11 – NA (Guinea) 
  23. Will Baker – 7-0 – Nevada