2. Abu Kigab, SF, Boise State
A 23-year-old who went through five years of college with Oregon and Boise State, the St. Catharines native might have enough game to make his NBA debut back in his home province. Kigab was instrumental in BSU’s rise to the top of the Mountain West this year.
Kigab averaged 14.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Broncos. A 6-7 forward who defends on the perimeter well and can play multiple positions, Kigab certainly fits the Raptors’ prototype. Kigab needs some more offensive refinement if he is ever to make it to the NBA.
Abu Kigab could mesh well with the Toronto Raptors.
Kigab is a poor shooter at this point in time, as he made just 29% of his 3-pointers in his collegiate career. His offensive creation leaves a lot to be desired, which likely was one of the reasons that he went undrafted despite a fantastic final collegiate season.
Chris Boucher came to the Raptors as a rail-thin defender who lacked offensive skill, and Toronto turned him into a quality bench player in a few years. Expecting Kigab to follow that path is a bit optimistic, but we’ve seen Raptors backups come from more unlikely places.