2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Amath M’Baye, Power Forward, Oklahoma

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Name: Amath M’Baye

Age: 23

Height: 6-foot-9

Position: Power Forward

School/Country: Oklahoma

Latest Stats: 10.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg

 

Amath M’Baye began his collegiate career at Wyoming prior to the start of the 2009-10 season. After two seasons with the Cowboys, M’Baye decided to transfer to Oklahoma. He sat out the 2011-12 season before hitting the hardwood in a Sonners’ uniform this past year. At 6-foot-9, M’Baye averaged 10.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, but despite having one more season of collegiate eligibility remaining — this power forward prospect has decided to enter the 2013 NBA Draft.

M’Baye is already 23 years old, so his decision to forgo his final season is really not that much of a surprise. With that being said however, M’Baye doesn’t have the greatest of NBA hype. He could hear his name called within the latter portion of the second round, but he will need to impress and showcase what he can bring to an NBA roster. M’Baye is an original native of Bordeaux, France.

 

Strengths: M’Baye is an experienced power forward and he has had success at two different schools. M’Baye is long and athletic and he has the ability get out and run in transition. M’Baye’s back-to-the-basket game is also on the upswing and he has continuously improved his skill set each year at the collegiate level.

 

Weaknesses: M’Baye needs to improve on his post defense and he will certainly need to add some size and strength if he hopes to make an NBA roster. M’Baye could struggle against larger, more physical power forwards, which could make him a liability on the defensive end.

 

Draft Projection: Undrafted

 

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