Sophomore PG (Texas) 6'1" 160 lbs. DOB: 1/12/1993
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2010-2011 Season (HS): 28 games, 17.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6 assists
2011-2012 Season (Fr): 34 games, 9.6 points, 3 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3 turnovers, 1.3 steals, 39.1/68.0/31.6%
July 7, 2011
Kabongo is the best pure point guard in the 2011 recruiting class. He has a very quick first step and excels in the drive-and-kick game. He sees the floor very well and consistently makes good decisions. He also shows good defensive acumen and hustle and appears to be very coachable.
Kabongo doesn't have ideal size to play the point in the NBA, but he's still very young, so he could grow. He also needs to develop more consistency with his jump shot, particularly from 3-point range. Kabongo would probably be well-served to spend at least a second season at Texas, but if he takes the one-and-done route, he'll be similar to Sebastian Telfair at the next level.
July 8, 2011
Kabongo has a lot of natural talent, but he was far too inefficient last season. His shooting percentages were too low across the board (39% from the field, 68% from the line, 31% from distance) and his assist-to-turnover ratio (1.73) wasn't as high as his skill would indicate. Kabongo had more talent around him as a freshman than he'll have as a sophomore, which makes a pure point guard's job tough. Newcomer Cameron Ridley will be the X-factor, but if Kabongo is asked to score more, his development as a true lead guard may be impeded.