Baylor freshman Missi to employ agent, enter draft

Baylor freshman Yves Missi, a predicted first-round pick, is employing an agent and stating for the 2024 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Wednesday.

“I mean to get in the 2024 NBA draft and I am eagerly anticipating the process,” Missi said via text message. “I’m working with Wasserman as a firm and I am all in!”

Missi, the No. 20 ranked prospect in ESPN’s draft projections, had a productive season for Baylor that made him choices on the Huge 12 All-Freshman and All-Defensive groups, balancing 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 23 minutes.Editor’s Picks

Missi was born in Belgium but grew up in Cameroon, mainly playing soccer till he was 14. He moved to the United States at 16 without ever having actually played in an organized basketball game.In 2019, Missi participated in a basketball camp in Yaoundé called ‘Why Not Me,’ which was founded by Victor Wembanyama’s representative Bouna Ndiaye.

“That was one of my first contacts with basketball,” Missi said.He stated he played his first high school game in November 2021 at West Nottingham Academy (Maryland). He then relocated to Prolific Preparation in California. Baylor center Yves Missi averaged 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 23 minutes as a freshman this season. He is ranked 20th in ESPN’s NBA draft forecasts. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images Missi is one of the most physically gifted prospects in this class, standing 6-foot-11 with exceptional movement, reach and volatility, leading the Big 12 with 63 dunks and revealing substantial possible defensively.”NBA teams will be able to see in the pre-draft process how quickly I’m learning, specifically given that I’m brand-new to the game,”Missi stated.” They will see my ability to shoot and ball-handling, which is something they didn’t always see much of this year.”Missi’s sibling, Steve Moundou-Missi, was a standout at Harvard who was called Ivy League Defensive Gamer of the Year in 2015. The NBA draft will be held over 2 days in New York City on June 26 and 27. The preliminary will be performed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, followed by the second round the next day at ESPN’s studio in lower Manhattan.Jonathan Givony is an NBA Draft professional and the founder and co-owner of, a personal hunting and analytics service made use of by NBA, NCAA and International teams.

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