Brice Massamba

Not in any ranking or draft
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
Weight: 245 lbs (111 kg)
Age: 30
Position: PF/C
Jerseys: #12
High School: Findlay Prep High School (Nevada)
Hometown: Lubumbashi, Congo
College: UNLV
Current Team: UNLV
Win - Loss: 20 - 13


National Prep Showcase: Day Three

Rodger Bohn
Rodger Bohn
Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Nov 20, 2007, 02:17 am
The inside reference for Findlay Prep’s guards, Swedish big man Brice Massamba did a good job showing off his potential value to the many high major schools in attendance here. Considering how few uncommitted big men there are in this class, he surely helped himself with his performance.

Massamba is an old-school, back to the basket pivot. He has pretty good hands, above average athleticism, an excellent frame, and the aggressiveness needed to make use of it in the paint. He likes to get down and dirty in the paint, and although his post-moves are still a bit underdeveloped, he can get the make the most of them thanks to his size and physicality. He finishes really strong around the hoop, taking contact and showing decent touch from close range. He even showed a little bit of a face-up game putting the ball on the floor and making his way to the basket, although this probably isn’t what most teams have in mind when they are recruiting him.

Massamba played pretty solid defense in the paint as well, blocking a few shots, throwing his elbows around, and really making the most of every one of the fouls he had at his disposal. When he fouled a player, he fouled really hard. Some here thought that he overdid it actually and described him as a dirty player.

Massamba may not be the most athletic or naturally talented big man in the world (think Yemi Nicholson with a better motor), and his potential probably isn’t off the charts, but he certainly looks like someone who can help out a high-major team sometime in the not too distant future.