Alperen Sengun Scouting Report

Scouting Reports

Alperen Sengun is one of the most productive young Europeans in recent memory, earning the Turkish league MVP honors at just 18 years old. On the year in 37 games, Sengun averaged 19 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.3 SPG, 1.6 BPG, and 2.4 TOPG on shooting splits of 63/20/79. Below is his full scouting report:

Name: Alperen Sengun

Height/Weight: 6’10 / 240 (unofficial)

Wingspan/ standing reach: N/A

Hand size: N/A

Position: PF/C

Pre-Draft team: Besiktas (Turkey)

Tools: Post scoring, basketball IQ


  • Excellent productivity as a post scorer
  • Good P&R roll man
  • Excellent skill as a finisher with a variety of post moves & below the rim finishing moves
  • Ability to drive on defenses with some creative moves
  • Projectable jump shot
  • Good passer, especially out of the post and as an outlet passer
  • Good rebounder
  • Strong instincts on both ends
    Great ability to hit shots off balance at the rim


  • Limited defender
  • Must add more strength, particularly in the lower body
  • Needs to become more consistent as a shooter and smoothen form
  • Rarely finishes above the rim in traffic


Alperen Sengun is a post-minded scorer with excellent instincts, good rebounding, and prowess in the pick & roll. Sengun will find immediate success in the NBA on the offensive end off of putbacks & second chance points, P&R finishing, overall post success, and passing. Sengun’s strength and overall rebounding skill make it easy to see his rebounding translate to the NBA; it also helps him that rebounding is the most translatable skill to the NBA. As a finisher, Sengun is intelligent in his rolling and timeliness in getting to the basket off-ball. He can make excellent reads out of the P&R as the roll-man thanks to excellent finishing moves and the ability to pass on the move. As a post scorer, he has a variety of moves, including a lethal up and under, that he uses to put defenders in jail, especially on switches. As a shooter, Sengun needs to improve his form and make it more natural. This will unlock his ultimate offensive upside as a complete big man. Defensively, Sengun leaves a lot to be desired. His upside is low as a defender because of physical disadvantages in terms of athleticism, and he could be a liability come playoffs time to be played off the court because of his defensive shortcomings. Overall, Sengun’s best impact will come as a likely starting center that causes the most damage in the regular season. He still is worth a top 15-20 pick, and could be one of the best big men in this draft.

Similar to: Nikola Vucevic, Nikola Pekovic

Projected draft range: 8-18

Expected role: Offensive-minded starting center

Unplayable if: Defense is poor enough that he gets exposed on switches.

Exceeds expectations if: His basketball IQ keeps him afloat defensively, and he develops into a better P&R defender.

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