Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time?

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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#41 » by sisibilio » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:27 pm

FreeThrowLine wrote:If that clip is anything to go off he looks slow, uncoordinated and he’s blocking guys that look like they’re 6ft tall

I don’t see him getting decent minutes in the NBA, so…no

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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#42 » by UcanUwill » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:42 pm

FreeThrowLine wrote:I don’t see him getting decent minutes in the NBA, so…no


Fascinating opinion considering he is regarded to be best basketball prospect in the world right now.
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#43 » by Optms » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:04 pm

Emeka Okafor, Varnado and Hasheem Thabeet all deserve a mention. They didn't have great shot blocking careers in the league but as prospects, they were GOAT prospect level shot blockers and just as good as guys like AD or Mutumbo. They just weren't as good as overall prospects.
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#44 » by UcanUwill » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:14 pm

Optms wrote:Emeka Okafor, Varnado and Hasheem Thabeet all deserve a mention. They didn't have great shot blocking careers in the league but as prospects, they were GOAT prospect level shot blockers and just as good as guys like AD or Mutumbo. They just weren't as good as overall prospects.


Oumar Ballo reminds me of young Emeka Okafor very much. Victor is more like Gobert, will be most dominant defender in the league for sure if stays healthy.
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#45 » by clyde21 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:44 pm

FreeThrowLine wrote:If that clip is anything to go off he looks slow, uncoordinated and he’s blocking guys that look like they’re 6ft tall

I don’t see him getting decent minutes in the NBA, so…no


lol, quite the take considering he's the assumed #1 overall pick in 2023 draft and is considered one of the best prospects we've seen the last 2 decades, maybe up there with the ADs, KDs and Zions.
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#46 » by BlazersBroncos » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:53 pm

How anyone can watch this kid and not think he gets NBA minutes is beyond me.

I would wager that he is on the Zion / AD / KD tier by the time he is draft eligible. He is a unicorn. A 3PT shooting Ralph Sampson.
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#47 » by clyde21 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:55 pm

UcanUwill wrote:
FreeThrowLine wrote:I don’t see him getting decent minutes in the NBA, so…no


Fascinating opinion considering he is regarded to be best basketball prospect in the world right now.


yup, and that includes better than Emoni Bates, Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, DeJuan Wagner.

almost everyone in the draft community would take this guy over them right now if they had their choice.
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#48 » by UcanUwill » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:43 pm

BlazersBroncos wrote:How anyone can watch this kid and not think he gets NBA minutes is beyond me.

I would wager that he is on the Zion / AD / KD tier by the time he is draft eligible. He is a unicorn. A 3PT shooting Ralph Sampson.


Lets hold our horses a bit, right now he is all defense, his O game needs a lot of work, even in U19 his scoring sucked tho he was only 17. He transfered to Tony Parker's Euroleague team and should debut in the Euroleague this season, hope he gets minutes and cant wait to see that.
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#49 » by BigGargamel » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:15 pm

People don't understand the term "prospect" that OP is talking about.

Someone said Mark Eaton. WAT.

This guy is the top basketball prospect in the world. Prospects still have to be developed and pan out, but the size, scoring potential, defense, athleticism, reach, measurables. He was created in a basketball lab. He'd be the top pick in 2022 if he was eligible.
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#50 » by FreeThrowLine » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:50 pm

clyde21 wrote:
FreeThrowLine wrote:If that clip is anything to go off he looks slow, uncoordinated and he’s blocking guys that look like they’re 6ft tall

I don’t see him getting decent minutes in the NBA, so…no


lol, quite the take considering he's the assumed #1 overall pick in 2023 draft and is considered one of the best prospects we've seen the last 2 decades, maybe up there with the ADs, KDs and Zions.


Did you really lol?

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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#51 » by BarbaGrizz » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:58 am

People are doing to Yama the same they did to Luka....just saying....
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#52 » by whitehops » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:08 am

all sources i've read have him as having a 7'8 - 7'10 wingspan... that's insane.
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#53 » by God Squad » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:04 am

This kid is legit and deserves all the hype. Lets see how he'll develop his offense and body.
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Re: Vic Yama - best shot blocking prospect of all time? 

Post#54 » by Doug_12 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:33 am

clyde21 wrote:posting it here to get a little more eyes on this guy considering it's the off season...but is Yama the best shot blocking prospect of all time?

dude is 7-3...and a legit 7-3...here is he next to Chet Holmgren who's a legit 7-footer and he looks absolutely monstrous next to him:

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dude averaged 5.7 blocks per game in U19s:

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thoughts? anyone else that comes to mind the could be a better shot blocking prospect? maybe Anthony Davis?

Greg Oden was definitely a better one. He was told to be the next Bill Russell...

Thabeet was also seen as someone who can change the game defensively.

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