Kenneth Lofton Jr.

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: Louisiana TechHT: 6-7WT: 275
BORN: 8/14/02YEAR: So.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Lofton Jr. is a bull on the low block who uses his frame to carve out space and punish defenders. He’s got a soft touch with either hand and a knack for getting his shot off in traffic.

An aggressive rebounder who loves to seek out contact, Lofton Jr. is a tone setter in the paint who can impose his will on the game.

At 6-7 and 275lbs he’s a low center of gravity player who will have some adjustments to make playing against NBA size. He’s not the most agile player and guarding NBA forwards and centers could prove challenging. He does have quick hands and a good feel for picking the ball clean.

After a dominate performance at the FIBA U19 World Cup he’s rising up draft boards and gaining traction as a NBA prospect.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft or 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 Center Rankings

  1. Victor Wembanyama – 7-2 – France
  2. Dereck Lively – 7-0 – Duke
  3. Kenneth Lofton Jr. – 6-7 – LA Tech
  4. Enoch Boakye – 6-10 – Arizona State (Canada)
  5. Vincent Iwuchukwu – 7-0 – USC
  6. Yohan Traore – 6-10 – Prolific Prep (France)
  7. Zach Edey – 7-4 – Purdue
  8. Charles Bediako – 6-11 – Alabama (Canada)
  9. Bretner Mutombo – 6-9 – Congo
  10. Oumar Ballo – 6-10 – Arizona (Mali) 
  11. Dilan Anderson – 7-0 – Arizona
  12. Clifford Omoruyi – 6-11 – Rutgers (Nigeria) 
  13. Moussa Cisse – 6-11 – NA (Guinea) 
  14. Mady Sissoko – 6-10 – Michigan State (Mali)
  15. Jerrell Colbert – 6-10 – LSU
  16. Will Baker – 7-0 – Nevada
  17. Ryan Mutombo – 6-11 – Georgetown