H: 6' 7"|
W: 190 lbs
(26 Years Old)
Current: SF |
High School: Stoneridge Prep
Hometown: Cergy, France
Bandja Sy (unranked Scout, Rivals, ESPN) is a player we've seen numerous times over the past few months, whether it was in Las Vegas playing AAU basketball, at the Adidas Nations Experience in Dallas with Team Africa, or here in Rhode Island. Plagued by inconsistency from game to game and tournament to tournament, a foot injury kept him out of the final game here and hindered him significantly in the first two.
Sy is a perimeter player with very nice size and length at 6-8, and he seems to have added some weight to his frame as well recently. He is a streaky shooter with a very high arching jumper, capable of heating up quickly and burying a barrage of 3-pointers, but quite inconsistent at times as well. He moves off the ball well and is very good on the catch and shoot, but will also make nice cuts to the basket to present himself for an easy catch and finish.
Unlike your typical African prospect, Sy has an above average feel for the game, and is a very competitive player who is not afraid to make the extra pass. He appears to be a good teammate as well, and his limitations in Rhode Island clearly hurt his Stoneridge team.
Athletically, Sy is just average at best, lacking a significant amount of fluidity and possessing very little lateral quickness. His ball-handling skills are poor, and he seems to lose significant accuracy when forced to shoot off the dribble.
Due to his size and perimeter skills, Sy is someone who could develop into an interesting player at the collegiate level. He's supposedly being recruited by teams such as Arizona, Cincinnati, UConn and USC, so it will be interesting to see where he ends up.