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Nfaly Dante

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: Oregon
(Mali)
HT: 7-0WT: 249
BORN: 10/19/01YEAR: Sr.WING: 7-5 1/2REACH: 9-5

Draft Notes

Dante has elite physical tools 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.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

possible second round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft

Videos

https://youtu.be/h9JpCRJNFK4

2024 Centers

  1. Alexandre Sarr – 7-1 – Perth Wildcats, NBL (France)
  2. Yves Missi – 6-11 – Baylor (Cameroon)
  3. Donovan Clingan – 7-2 – UConn
  4. Zach Edey – 7-4 – Purdue (Canada)
  5. Ulrich Chomche – 6-11 – Cameroon
  6. Adem Bona – 6-10 – UCLA (Nigeria)
  7. Kel’el Ware – 7-0 – Indiana
  8. Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso – 7-0 – Kentucky (Nigeria)
  9. Hunter Dickenson – 7-1 – Kansas
  10. DaRon Holmes II – 6-10 – Dayton
  11. Tomislav Ivisic – 7-1 – Croatia
  12. Lacklan Olbrich – 6-10 – Illawarra Hawks, NBL
  13. Clifford Omoruyi – 6-11 – Rutgers (Nigeria) 
  14. Ryan Kalkbrenner – 7-1 – Creighton
  15. Braxton Meah – 7-1 – Washington
  16. Yohan Traore – 6-10 – NA (France)
  17. Mady Sissoko – 6-10 – Michigan State (Mali)
  18. Eli Ndiaye – 6-8 – Spain
  19. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  20. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC