BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Mohamad Bamba

Mohamed Bamba is one of the nation’s premier big men in the 2017 class. (Photo by Jon Lopez)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - October 3: USA Basketball MJNT October Minicamp at the US Olympic Training Center on October 3, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/USAB)

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Mohamed Bamba (New York, N.Y.), Westown School – 2017
Height: 6’10”

Position: Power Forward
Committed College: Texas
Star Grade:


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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Date: January 15, 2017
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

Bamba’s strength is as a defender and rebounder. He affects more shots than he blocks even though he blocks a lot. He is not a primary scoring option right now, but he will get off side rebounds and put backs. However, when he was matched up versus Deandre Ayton in this one his points dried up. He finished with 9 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks in this match up with Hillcrest Prep.

Date: January 17, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

Bamba notched a triple double in a match-up vs. Eduka Azuibike today. His incredible length single handedly changed the game in favor of Westtown. He blocked shots and altered many more that held Potters House to 7 second half points. Bamba is a smart defender and will not pick up dumb fouls, which makes him a very valuable interior defender. He showed range on his jumper while also hitting jump hooks. He finished with a final stat line of 13 points, 18 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.

Date: December 22, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: City of Palms (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Bamba repeated his USA Basketball play here at COP. He runs the floor, blocks shots and makes plays in transition. He finished with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Date: October 4, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Bamba was a problem in this setting. He ran the floor, blocked shots and rebounded as well. He showed touch to 15 feet on offense and punished the rim on multiple occasions.

Date: June 19, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Bamba is a physical specimen with incredibly long arms. He showed the ability to block shots out of his area while also finishing shots on the other end. He even showed some footwork on the low block to be able to finish around post defenders. His game still has polishing left to make, but he could one of the highest ceilings in the class.

Date: June 19, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Bamba is long combo type in the post who attacked Joey Brunk (IN-16) with his athleticism to the rim. Bamba is an energy guy who is also a shot changer by specialty based on his play here.

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Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at[email protected]

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB