Abu Kigab, Canada, SF/PF, Class of 2017, Oregon, 18.4 Strengths
-Solid tools for a frward prospect at 6'7 with a strong 214-pound frame.
-Decent athlete in space. Solid first step. On the thick side but had some impressive moments playing above the rim in practices.
-Versatile offensively. Played at least three positions all week. Can operate on the ball some. Has vision out of pick and roll and in the post. Very capable passer. Has a feel. Will likely play a lot of mismatch four for Dana Altman at Oregon.
-Solid straight line slasher. Aggressive kid.
-Capable shooter with time and space. Shoots off his finger tips but gets rotation and has touch.
-Flashes of a high motor when things are going his way. Talks on defense. Doesn't fully sit down but competes and has instincts on the perimeter. Will fly around off the ball. 2.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per 40 minutes.
-Will attack the glass - lifetime 1.3 boards per 40 minutes.
-Swiss Army Knife who fits Oregon's position-less style very well.Weaknesses
-Type of body that can thicken up quickly. Wide hips. Will have to stay in shape. How much athletic potential does he have left given his body type? Average length for a combo forward type (6' 9 wingspan).
-Attitude needs work. Huge personality that can be a positive when things are going well but needs to find a way to stay even keel during adversity. Too emotional. Could get old to other teammates very quickly.
-Decision making has a ways to go. Has a feel but will pull up from 30 feet without moving the ball once. Wild going to the rim. Much more effective when he plays the right way, moves the ball and uses his versatility.
-Very streaky shooter. Needs time and space. Shoots a set shot. Ball on his finger tips. Lifetime 29.7% from three and 69.9% from the free throw line.
-Handle is a bit loose. Comfortable with the ball but not going to change speeds or directions all that comfortably versus high level defenders. With the way he shoots it he's not much of a threat to pull up in mid-range spots. Caught between the three and the four on offense.
-Not as explosive in a crowd. Can improve his ability to finish versus length and athleticism: career 43.2 2P%. What is his elite skill? How does he score consistently in the half court? 14.9 points per 40 minutes.
-Too upright guarding the perimeter. Not as active on that end when things aren't going his way.Outlook
Kigab is a very unique prospect in that he has some natural size, checks a lot of different boxes as a versatile role player type, yet doesn't want to fully embrace the role player mentality. If he's willing to accept being a passing, mismatch four who can straight line slash and make occasional spot threes, he'll be really effective at Oregon. He has instincts and a motor (sometimes) defensively, and Coach Altman will most likely find a way to put him in a position to maximize his strengths and potential. If Kigab can stay in shape and mature mentally, he should definitely be able to have an impact early on for the Ducks, and could develop into a legitimate prospect down the road thanks to his versatility. Kigab's mental approach will go a long way in determining his future.