Myck Kabongo NBA Draft Profile


Myck Kabongo, Sophomore, Point Guard, Texas



Myck Kabongo was widely regarded as the best pure point guard in the class of 2011. He is the quintessential pass first point guard who can create easy opportunities for his teammates. He makes passes that do not look possible to make and can seemingly drive the lane with ease and make a solid pass to an open teammate. Kabongo is one of the better prospects to come out of Canada in quite some time, although he did spend some time at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada honing his craft.

Kabongo showed off his skills at the McDonald’s All-American game and proved to have great instincts. Under the tutelage of Coach Rick Barnes, Kabongo should develop his overall game and turn into a superb point guard.


Final Projection:

The question is whether or not the 6-2, 170 pound point guard can score. He can get to the hoop and occasionally finish, but he does not really have the strength to finish around the basket. Nor does Kabongo have much of a mid-range game. He certainly has the ability to create space for himself, but he does have trouble with his jump shot, especially off of the dribble. The Longhorns may not need him to score too much, but he will need to develop his shot if he hopes to be a lottery selection in the 2012 NBA Draft or a future NBA Draft.


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