Keve Aluma Scouting Report

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Following a transfer from Wofford and sitting out a season, Keve Aluma broke out as a senior at Virginia Tech. For the year, he averaged 15 PPG, 8 RPG, 2.2 APG, 0.7 SPG, 1.3 BPG, and 1.9 TOPG on shooting splits of 49/35/72. Below is his full scouting report:

Height/Weight: 6’9 / 235

Wingspan/ standing reach: N/A

Hand size: N/A

Position: PF

College: Wofford & Virginia Tech 

Tools: Stretch 4 potential, IQ


  • High feel for the game
  • Good post skill
  • Projectable jump shot
  • Adequate footspeed defensively allows him to be somewhat versatile
  • Doesn’t miss rotations on defense; projects to be a good team defender


  • Lacks explosive athleticism
  • Needs to continue becoming consistent and more confident from 3
  • Plays below the rim, making him a mild finisher at the rim
  • Needs to add strength to guard post-minded bigs
  • Doesn’t have much of a handle
  • Unlikely to be able to shoot on the move


Keve Aluma improved as a shooter upon arrival at Virginia Tech, which is the driving force behind him rising towards prospect status. As a potential stretch 4 that can rebound, play solid team-defense, and not be a liability on switches is about as much as teams can ask for out of a bench big in the modern NBA. While Aluma has an uphill battle without any outlier-level skill, his feel for the game, lack of mistakes, and potential to be a versatile mismatch big could bring him to the league. If he were to make the league, his ideal role is a reserve big that can stretch the floor and be a non-negative player.

Similar to: Frank Kaminsky, Grant Williams

Projected draft range: Undrafted

Games seen: Villanova, Clemson 12/15, Miami 12/29, Pitt, Syracuse 1/23, Radford, Louisville 1/6, Georgia Tech 2/23, Wake Forest 2/27

Unplayable if:

Athletic limitations hold him back; in this scenario, Aluma’s underwhelming finishing doesn’t hold up, his footspeed isn’t quick enough to hold his own defensively, and his shot doesn’t continue to improve

Meets expectations if:

Shooting translates and defense isn’t a notable liability. This likely puts him as an end of bench player in the NBA 

Exceeds expectations if:

Basketball IQ and shooting make him a slightly positive player, with limited defensive shortcomings. Coaches find him a role that can easily hide his shortcomings and allow him to be a modern hybrid big that can play both the power forward and center slots.


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