5 Late Lottery Draft Targets for Dallas Mavericks

By Isaac Harris
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NCAA Basketball: Texas A&M at Kentucky
NCAA Basketball: Texas A&M at Kentucky /

4.) Edrice “Bam” Adebayo

Edrice, better known as “Bam” in Lexington, Kentucky, is a Dwight Howard-like prospect all around. He is a physical, 6’10” 260 pound center at Kentucky who makes his presence known in the paint on both ends of the floor. He does struggle with his shot, but makes up for it with his motor.

Chad Ford: “The strong, athletic big man is averaging 12.5 PPG and 8.0 RPG, though he hasn’t been as imposing in the middle as some scouts would like. He has the body and the springs, but the feel for the game still appears to be lacking.”

Chris Stone: “There aren’t many players in this draft class who have a motor that can match Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo. The freshman is athletically gifted and competes on every possession. On offense, he primarily features as a roll man and offensive rebounder (12.3 offensive rebound rate). Adebayo is well-known for trying to dunk nearly every shot attempt with 67.4 percent of his total shots coming at the rim. The 19-year old is capable of getting out in transition, something he does regularly with Kentucky’s guards. Defensively, his energy has made him a good shot blocker at the college level.”

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