Dikembe Mutombo’s son, Ryan, is currently a four-star recruit in the Class of 2021.
The 6-11 center’s stock in on the rise after an impressive outing at Holiday Hoopsgiving this past weekend. The fourth-ranked player from Georgia and 62nd-overall recruit, Mutombo’s pure length sticks out at first glance.
There’s no denying that any player of a former four-time Defensive Player of the Year will have some instincts around the rim as well, so combining the two also makes him a top prospect.
He’s proving that and so much more throughout the early goings of his junior year. According to 247 Sports, Mutombo was connecting on mid-range jumpers and jump hooks as well as looking like a playmaking threat. If he can put that all together at almost seven foot, Mutombo will easily cement himself as a five-star prospect.
As most five-stars and even a good bit of four-star prospects do, Mutombo wants to hear from Kentucky.
“I’d like to hear from UVA, UNC, Kentucky would be nice, all of the big schools that kids dream about when they’re growing up. I think it would just be like an awesome experience to get to visit one of those top schools,” Mutombo told 247 Sports.
Playing at Lovett School, Mutombo has focused practices with his dad, former NBA legend, on defense. To go along with the team-first style that’s being ingrained in him at Lovett, Mutombo could be a prospect that’ll have many D-1 university’s salivating soon.
An under-the-radar prospect, Mutombo’s size and skill should get him what’s he’s looking for. It will be interesting to see if it catches John Calipari’s eye.