H: 6' 9"|
W: 200 lbs
(23 Years Old)
Current: PF |
Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
One of the more interesting long-term prospects seen at the NIJT, Senegalese-born Pape Amadou or Pape Amadou Sow is part of an increasing trend of African wing players emerging on the European scene these days.
Amadou is 6-8 with a very underdeveloped frame that may or may not fill out. He is a good athlete who plays hard and has a better feel for the game than most of his countrymen at the same stage of development.
He's still stuck somewhat between positions, but Amadou has clear-cut skills on the perimeter, showing the ability to knock down shots (albeit inconsistently) and create his own shot from the perimeter. His ball-handling skills are pretty solid, and he shows nice timing. He knows how and when to attack his matchup, which is very interesting considering his size.
He's a smart, competitive guy who is not afraid to go into the post to try to gain an advantage, which usually means shooting a turnaround jumper with pretty nice touch. His extreme lack of lower body strength does hinder him quite a bit though. He has rail-thin legs and there are questions about how much weight he'll be able to add to his frame.
Defensively, Amadou is an active and versatile presence. He contributes significantly to his team as a rebounder, shot blocker and ball thief, playing with good energy and showing great potential in this area.
Amadou only recently turned 16. He still has a ways to go in his development, but he shows some intriguing characteristics that should serve him well down the road. If he continues to work on his all-around polish and becomes a better shooter, he could emerge as a nice prospect.