Bokolo is a very athletic and active guard who has been a pro for three years now, playing for French powerhouse LeMans. He has excellent lateral quickness, stays in front of his man nicely, and can defend both guard positions, with pressuring the opposite point guard being his best asset. His height still limits him when guarding bigger swingmen. His great leaping ability enables him to be an important factor when it comes to rebounding on both sides of the court.
On the offensive end, he has been a full time PG only for one year now, but his learning curve is pretty high here and hes showcasing nice playmaking abilities so far. The drive and dish play is what he excels at the most so far. While his handle is not perfect, it does not result in too many turnovers. Another weakness is that hes not consistent from the three point line and that he is a 60 % free throw shooter.
Bokolo was a starter with LeMans this year and he has done very well during many important games. First he had a great showing at La Semaine des As, the French counter part of the Spanish Kings Cup. He led his team to the victory with an awesome control of the game and passing display. He was also instrumental in the French League Finals, especially in the second half, giving boosts to LeManss offense that helped them go on and winning the championship to secure a spot in the Euroleague for next year.
During exhibition games, Bokolo has typically been very active on both ends of the court even though he hasnt gotten much playing time. He can be the defensive specialist for opposing small guards, but his role with the French team will probably be minimal in these Championships. Playing behind Tony Parker
isnt the easiest thing in the world, but this experience is huge for Bokolo, especially since he will discover the Euroleague next year as the primary point guard of his team.
After putting his name in the NBA draft this year to test the waters, Bokolo will be automatically eligible next year and will surely draw the attention of the scouts both in Japan and in the Euroleague next year.