RCSI: 177 (2017)
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Position: SF
High School: Prolific Prep Academy (California)
Hometown: Hamilton, ON
College: Boise St
Current Team: Heidelberg
Win - Loss: 7 - 21


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Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Apr 15, 2017, 01:22 pm
Abu Kigab, Canada, SF/PF, Class of 2017, Oregon, 18.4 Strengths
-Solid tools for a frward prospect at 6'7 with a strong 214-pound frame.
-Decent athlete in space. Solid first step. On the thick side but had some impressive moments playing above the rim in practices.
-Versatile offensively. Played at least three positions all week. Can operate on the ball some. Has vision out of pick and roll and in the post. Very capable passer. Has a feel. Will likely play a lot of mismatch four for Dana Altman at Oregon.
-Solid straight line slasher. Aggressive kid.
-Capable shooter with time and space. Shoots off his finger tips but gets rotation and has touch.
-Flashes of a high motor when things are going his way. Talks on defense. Doesn't fully sit down but competes and has instincts on the perimeter. Will fly around off the ball. 2.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per 40 minutes.
-Will attack the glass - lifetime 1.3 boards per 40 minutes.
-Swiss Army Knife who fits Oregon's position-less style very well.Weaknesses
-Type of body that can thicken up quickly. Wide hips. Will have to stay in shape. How much athletic potential does he have left given his body type? Average length for a combo forward type (6' 9 wingspan).
-Attitude needs work. Huge personality that can be a positive when things are going well but needs to find a way to stay even keel during adversity. Too emotional. Could get old to other teammates very quickly.
-Decision making has a ways to go. Has a feel but will pull up from 30 feet without moving the ball once. Wild going to the rim. Much more effective when he plays the right way, moves the ball and uses his versatility.
-Very streaky shooter. Needs time and space. Shoots a set shot. Ball on his finger tips. Lifetime 29.7% from three and 69.9% from the free throw line.
-Handle is a bit loose. Comfortable with the ball but not going to change speeds or directions all that comfortably versus high level defenders. With the way he shoots it he's not much of a threat to pull up in mid-range spots. Caught between the three and the four on offense.
-Not as explosive in a crowd. Can improve his ability to finish versus length and athleticism: career 43.2 2P%. What is his elite skill? How does he score consistently in the half court? 14.9 points per 40 minutes.
-Too upright guarding the perimeter. Not as active on that end when things aren't going his way.Outlook
Kigab is a very unique prospect in that he has some natural size, checks a lot of different boxes as a versatile role player type, yet doesn't want to fully embrace the role player mentality. If he's willing to accept being a passing, mismatch four who can straight line slash and make occasional spot threes, he'll be really effective at Oregon. He has instincts and a motor (sometimes) defensively, and Coach Altman will most likely find a way to put him in a position to maximize his strengths and potential. If Kigab can stay in shape and mature mentally, he should definitely be able to have an impact early on for the Ducks, and could develop into a legitimate prospect down the road thanks to his versatility. Kigab's mental approach will go a long way in determining his future.

Basketball Without Borders Global Camp Evaluations: Guards and Wings

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Feb 15, 2016, 02:11 pm
Abu Kigab, 6'7, Prolific Prep, Canada, 1998

Jonathan Givony

-Has good size for a wing at around 6'7, with a very strong frame and solid length. Fluid athlete who can play above the rim
-Very versatile player who does virtually everything on the floor at this stage
-Loves to grab a defensive rebound and take the ball coast to coast
-A freight train in transition. Bounces off opponents. Has excellent body control.
-Prolific slasher in half-court as well. Drives straight into the teeth of the defense and takes hits around the rim willingly. Shows some creativity as a finisher
-Has excellent court vision and an advanced feel for the game for his age. Makes full-court passes ahead in transition and drive and dish plays in the half-court. Sees the double-team coming and passes out of the post.
-Can carve out position in the post with his huge lower body. Has some ability to score with back to the basket
-Not a total non-shooter. Made a handful of jumpers with feet set and off the dribble showing nice touch
-Multi-positional defender. Uses his length and feel to contest shots all over the floor. Gets in passing lanes regularly.
-Has incredible self-confidence and swagger for someone his age.

-Lacks a degree of explosiveness. Has the type of frame that could get out of shape quickly if he's not careful
-Very inconsistent shooter at this stage. Rigid release that makes it difficult for him to get a shot off cleanly when closely contested
-Very emotional guy. Had some outbursts that rubbed some the wrong way. Extremely competitive but needs to do a better job of channeling his energy
-Borderline cocky at times. Can get out of control and force the issue. Very good passer but seemed to freeze out his teammates as camp moved on.

Outlook: Born in Sudan and emigrated to Canada when he was very young. Extremely unique talent who is very unheralded at this stage. Currently considered a mid-major caliber prospect by recruiting services, but undoubtedly will end up playing at the highest levels of college basketball. Do it all forward who guards many different positons and can play a variety of roles offensively. Will need to become a much better shooter to reach his full potential. May end up playing some power forward in college.

2016 Basketball Without Borders Camp Roster Analysis

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Jan 30, 2016, 12:09 pm
6'7 small forward Abu Kigab is someone that appears to be flying well below the radars of high school recruiting services, as he is not ranked by anyone as a notable 2017 prospect. Nevertheless, he impressed us quite a bit playing with the Canadian national team last summer and with his high school team Prolific Prep, as a long-armed, athletic and highly versatile defender with an improving skill-level and feel for the game. Kansas is reportedly hot on his track, and it seems likely his name will start to emerge more vividly as more people get to lay eyes on him.

2015 FIBA U19 World Championship Scouting Reports: Small Forwards

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Jul 09, 2015, 10:51 am
Jonathan Givony

-Great athletic profile. Good size. Strong frame. Long arms
-Plays the right away. Hustles. Makes extra pass
-Has decent touch on jump-shot. Made a handful of jumpers, showing his shooting potential is not hopeless
-Good in transition
-Excellent potential defensively. Can guard multiple positions. Plays hard. Moves feet well. Can develop into a huge weapon on this end of the floor in time
-Willing to take charges.
-Rebounds very well. 14 rebounds per-40
-One of the youngest players at the competition. Has a huge amount of room to grow in many different areas.

-Extremely unpolished offensively
-Very off-balance on jumpers. Elbow flails out. Mechanics need serious work
-Can't create his own shot. Very rudimentary ball-handler
-Struggles to pull-up off the dribble.
Ugly shooting stroke.

Outlook: Played an important role for Canada, despite being only 16 years. Has great physical tools to go along with a strong motor and some budding skills. Very unpolished in virtually every area as you'd expect from a 16-year old. Has huge potential if he continues to work and improve. Defense alone gives him a great foundation to build off.

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