- Long, athletic big man
- Explosive leaper
- Runs the floor well
- Huge 7-foot-9 wingspan
- Very good rebounder
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AROUND THE WEB
Apr 2 Update: Gobert is coming off one of his best games of the season against Roanne. He grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds, scored 10 points and blocked three shots in 28 minutes for Cholet. He is expected to declare for the draft and given his size and upside, should be in the same range as Withey and Saric.
A 1992-born prospect who won't turn 20 until a few days before the upcoming draft, Gobert got his first significant taste of high-level competition this season, playing rotation minutes for Cholet in France. He shot almost 80% from the field in Pro A, while showing impressive potential as a rebounder and shot blocker. The progress he's made since last season is extremely promising, and he's maturing at a terrific rate.
The French big man still has a significant amount of work to do to fill out his 231-pound frame, will need to polish his offensive skills, and has to cut down on his foul-rate to keep himself on the floor, but the future is extremely bright for the young center. He's a player we'll be covering in significant detail this coming year, as he has all the talent to demand consideration for lottery status in the 2013 NBA draft.