General Overview - December 2021
Bassala Bagayoko is one of the most complete players of his generation. A couple of years ago he mainly was a center with a "finisher" archetype; but during the last year he has added a perimetral dimension to his game. Although, he still has to add the 3 point shot in his arsenal (only 3 attempts in 12 games played in ACB). During the ACB games he is able to stretch the floor with efficiency. The shooting mechanics look good - nothing exceptional though - and they might be improved. He runs the floor very well for a 6'9 guy: he often finishes with the head over the rim.
Solid rebounder with crazy leap, he has to improve his BBIQ and decision making at times.
EYBL U15 in Poland - February 2020
By Biel Colominas
Bagayoko has a terrific combination of length, motor and explosiveness. He is very dominant at the youth level of competition, being always active and tough and making athletic plays all over the floor. Although he usually scores as a catch-and-finisher and after offensive rebounds, he shows some interesting flashes on the perimeter, putting the ball on the floor using his explosive first step to go downhill. Runs the floor well in transition and is able to comfortably play above the rim, but at the same time, he shows good hands to catch the ball and finish softly. His shooting mechanics and touch from the free throw line look pretty decent, which suggests potential to add some shooting in his game. Crashes boards extremely hard on both ends of the floor. Bagayoko brings intimidation as a rim protector thanks to his bouncy athleticism and instincts, and his quickness allows him to be aggressive on P&R defenses and to switch onto smaller players; even though he needs to work on his fundamentals and overall understanding of the game.
2020/21: Fuenlabrada (ACB, Spain)
2021/22: Fuenlabrada (ACB, Spain)