Nfaly Dante


HT: 7-0WT: 249
BORN: 10/19/01YEAR: Sr.WING: 7-5 1/2REACH: 9-5

Draft Notes

Dante has truly elite physical tools at this stage in his development. Already pushing 7 feet tall, with a massive wingspan and good coordination and strength, he has a chance to become a special defensive talent. He goes after every shot around the rim and is an intimidating force who causes opponents to think twice before entering the lane.

Although Dante isn’t a polished offensive player he does have good hands and shows good timing on the offensive glass. He takes the ball hard to the rim and uses his impressive reach to get way above the rim with his dunks.

Shows some touch from mid range with a decent looking stroke, although he’s got a long ways to go on the offensive end.

His post game consists mostly of strong moves to the rim, including a power dribble and drop step move. He also has a nice right hand flip hook that he shoots with great height, making it nearly impossible to block.

Has good mobility and changes ends well. Can make plays in transition, showing off his coordination and great length.

Still learning the game, figuring out where to be on the court and which rotations to make on D.

Is very raw on the offensive end, lacking consistency with his outside shot and isn’t a good free throw shooter.


  • Ekpe Udoh+

Draft Projection

possible second round pick in the 2003 NBA Draft


2023 Centers

  1. Victor Wembanyama – 7-4 – France
  2. Adem Bona – 6-10 – UCLA (Turkey)
  3. Dereck Lively – 7-0 – Duke
  4. James Nnaji – 6-10 – Barcelona (Nigeria)
  5. Kel’el Ware – 7-0 – Oregon
  6. Zach Edey – 7-4 – Purdue
  7. Tristan Vukcevic – 6-10 – Serbia
  8. Clifford Omoruyi – 6-11 – Rutgers (Nigeria) 
  9. Oumar Ballo – 6-10 – Arizona (Mali) 
  10. Zvonimir Ivisic – 7-3 – Croatia
  11. Oscar Tshiebwe – 6-9 – Kentucky (Congo)
  12. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
  13. Hunter Dickenson – 7-1 – Michigan
  14. Jonathan Tchamwa.T… – 6-8 – Baylor (Cameroon)
  15. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  16. Jamarion Sharp – 7-5 – W. Kentucky
  17. Charles Bediako – 6-11 – Alabama (Canada)