2017 wing Abu Kigab breaks out at Basketball Without Borders

Abu Kigab, who plays with Josh Jackson at Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep, had a strong showing at Basketball Without Borders and was one of the breakout performers there.

Abu Kigab was one of the top wing performers at Basketball Without Borders this past weekend in Toronto.

Kigab, a 6-foot-6 wing prospect, played a tough style of basketball and showed his versatility, as he spent quite a big of time playing with the ball in his hands, despite his natural position being on the wing.

“It was a great experience and a very good environment,” Kigab told Scout. “I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Overall I think I played pretty well and there are things I need to improve on like shooting and staying engaged the whole game.”

A physical prospect, Kigab boasts a lengthy set of arms. He’s a deceptive athlete that plays well through contact and was able to consistently finish at the basket. As he mentioned, shooting is an area for improvement, but his overall energy and all around physical play his camp team to a championship.

When asked about his strengths as a player, Kigab quickly deflected the question and said he’s working to improve his all around game.

“I’m so young,” he said. “I can’t really tell you anything I’m great at. No one at my age is great at anything. I just got to keep improving on everything. Right now my mentality is that everything is a weakness.”

Kigab, who plays at Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep, has started to garner college interest and it will likely continue to pick up over the next couple of months.

“It’s going pretty well so far,” he said of his recruitment.

“So far I’ve heard from OregonBaylorVirginia TechKansas and Minnesota," he added.

But Kigab was quick to note that “it’s too early right now” to think about making a college choice.


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