Sengun, Alperen Turkey 6'9" 240 C 7/25/02

If the order of the NBA Draft was determined solely by 2020-21 individual player statistics, Sengun would go first. His achievement playing in the Turkish BSL is impressive. He averages 18.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.5 blocked shots per game on 62% FG shooting. He gets to the free throw line with regularity, where he connects on 79% of his foul shots. He has more assists than turnovers.  Sengun runs the floor hard. His motor seems to always be running at a high level. …Areas of concern include a sketchy three-point percentage (20%), under-whelming speed, and the fact that he has relatively short arms for his frame (7'0" wingspan). ...Sengun, a member of the Turkish National Senior team, will turn 19 years-old four days before the 2021 NBA Draft. We expect him to be selected in the middle of the first round. ...He is under contract to his Turkish team through 2022-23 (but most players have an NBA "out" clause). ...Sengun clearly has skill and a feel for the game. Can he prove that he can make deep shots at a respectable clip? His average athleticism by NBA standards limits his ceiling. 


Our best advice: in 2020, the 10th pick was Jalen Smith. We advised, "draft Tyrese Haliburton."

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