Mo Bamba’s lone year with the Texas Longhorns is up, and he’ll soon be in the NBA.
Where he goes is still a mystery, but according to The Ringer, he’ll be taken with a very high pick. He’s No. 6 on Kevin O’Connor’s board.
O’Connor likes his length and shot-blocking potential, and compares him to Tyson Chandler of the Phoenix Suns. However, he says that Bamba has lacked intensity, and is sometime out-physicaled.
Bamba’s length is one of his biggest selling points to NBA teams, and it worked in his benefit at Texas. Bamba averaged 12.9 points per game, 10.5 rebounds per game, and 3.6 blocks per game.
Unfortunately, Bamba and the rest of the Texas squad couldn’t make it out of the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns fell to Nevada in an intense 87-83 game, decided in overtime. Texas finished with a 19-15 record on the season, in a four-way logjam for sixth place in the Big 12.