NBA Draft

Scouting Report

One scout who watched Eboua compares him to Ron Artest, which might seem blasphemous to some who recall Artest's occasionally tempestuous career. But if one takes the time to remember what Artest did well - compete, defend and contribute on the offensive end - it provides a template for the player Eboua could be if he lands with an organization that can let him develop organically.
Eboua is presently a 3 ½, blessed with the height of a power forward but slight of frame like a small forward. His strength is his build, one that should allow him over time to skillfully guard multiple spots on the floor and provide mismatches offensively as he attacks taller players off the bounce. The native of Cameroon is still learning the game, so with proper coaching, he might not learn the bad habits that plague many young players.
The key when discussing Eboua is projectability. Imagine taking a hunk of Play-Doh, shaping it one way, then lopping off a piece here and tacking on another one there. It's not hard to imagine a finished Eboua being able to add weight and maintain the bounciness to his game, while serving as a defensive ace in the hole with his 7-1 wingspan and 8-8 ¼ standing reach.
What will have to happen for Eboua to get there? How about some games for a pro team? He hasn't made it out of juniors yet, so the logical expectation here is he could be a draft-and-stash. It's going to take time to see if he can become a bigger force defensively, because he's yet to show that he can make the hustle plays (steals, blocks) that can frustrate an opponent.
Projection: Second Round/Free Agent
--Field Level Media

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