YOUSSOUPHA BIRIMA FALL

BIRTHDATE: 1/12/95

POSITION: Center

HEIGHT: 7'4"

WEIGHT: 271 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Poiters Basket 86 (France)

CLASS: 

Youssapha Fall is a French big with some upside. He does a good job of keeping the ball high when he catches in traffic. For a guy his size (7'4") he's pretty mobile as he can get to his spots in PNR and he runs the floor in transition. Fall shows goodntouch around the basket and even in traffic. He's got a future as a rim protector. 

 

He's too big to whiff on so many screens. Fall doesn't always use his length to his advantage on defense as he gets caught with his hands down. Run into his chest and he loses all verticality. His defensive IQ still needs a lot of work. Does he have the foot speed to defend in high PNR? He's going to have a hard time defending stretch bigs. 

POSITIVES:

Keeps the ball high

Runs the floor and ducks in

Good touch around the basket

Good mobility in PNR offense

Rim protector 

 

AREAS OF CONCERN:

Whiffs on screens 

Doesn't always use his length on defense

Does he have the footspeed to defend fast guards in PNR

Feel for the game on defense 

 JAMES BARLOWE - APRIL 26, 2017