French Forward Guerschon Yabusele To Enter Draft

Power forward Guerschon Yabusele will enter the draft, agent Andrew Morrison told Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress (Twitter link). The 6’8” French native is considered a second-round prospect by ESPN Insider Chad Ford’s Big Board, which has him at No. 45 overall. Givony currently tabs Yabusele at No. 76 among his Top 100 Prospects.

The 20-year-old Yabusele averaged 10.2 points and 6.8 rebounds for Rouen International this past season. According to his DraftExpress profile, Yobusele is a chiseled big man with long arms and excellent athleticism. He also possesses a soft touch around the rim, can finish strong on the interior and has flashed some ability to create off the dribble. His jump-shooting mechanics are a work in progress, Givony adds.

Ford notes similar characteristics, adding that Yabusele uses his body to create space and contact in the paint while also having shooting range out to the 3-point line. Yabusele is also considered a solid rebounder and shot-blocker but is undersized for his position, Ford adds.

In a recent ESPN update, several scouts singled out Yabusele as a possible late first-round sleeper who could go anywhere in the 20 to 45 range.

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