Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua

Baylor Super Senior
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
Weight: 245 lbs (111 kg)
Position: C
High School: NBA Global Academy
Hometown: Douala, Cameroon
College: Baylor
Current Team: Baylor
Win - Loss: 23 - 11


Basketball Without Borders Global Camp Evaluations: Forwards/Big Men

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Feb 27, 2017, 04:13 pm
Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua, 6'8, NBA Global Academy [Australia], Cameroon, 1999

Jonathan Givony

-Well-proportioned, ripped 227 pound frame that should add plenty of weight in time
-Very long 7'2 ½ wingspan
-Terrific athlete. Measured the highest vertical leap of the group at 38 inches, that plus his length gives him good potential as a rebounder/shot-blocker
-Impressive finishing around the basket off two feet
-Attacks the rim aggressively looking for contact. Can catch and elevate off the pick and roll
-Has unconventional shooting mechanics, but fairly soft touch from the free throw line. Even shows some potential shooting from beyond the arc in drills
-Plays with a high intensity level. More than willing to use his tools to his advantage on both ends of the floor
-Knows who he is and embraces it. Feel for the game is not bad
-Covers ground defensively, shows multi-positional versatility
-Draws rave reviews from coaches for his intelligence, work ethic and attitude

-Undersized for a center at 6'7 without shoes
-Skill-level is extremely unpolished, especially offensively. Poor footwork, no countermoves
-Better finishing in stride than he is gathering up from a standstill
-Awkward shooting mechanics, both in his lower and upper body. Hitch at the end of his stroke. Doesn't have any ability to make shots in game settings
-Lacks experience in five on five settings. Game moves a little bit fast for him right now
-Has great tools and competitiveness defensively, but fundamentals and awareness leave a lot to be desired. Relies heavily on his athleticism to get the job done

Outlook: Tchamwa Tchatchoua took a little while to get his feet wet in the five on five action, but really came alive as the Camp went on. He was one of the most impressive big men athletically at the BWB, and also played extremely hard on top of that. One of the first players the NBA invited to their Global Academy in Australia, Tchamwa Tchatchoua is in a great environment to continue to improve and seems to have terrific intangibles, which should help him reach his full potential.


2017 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp Roster Analysis

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Feb 07, 2017, 11:14 am
Cameroonian big man Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua is not very well known at this point, but has a chance to really make a name for himself in New Orleans. He emerged at last summer's Basketball Without Borders Africa in Angola, and quickly established himself as a highly intriguing prospect, earning one of the very first invites (three) to the NBA Global Academy in Australia. It will be very interesting to see how far along he is in his development compared to his peers here.

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