Heat pick at No. 14: Bam Adebayo, Kentucky forward

Bam Adebayo draft highlights (0:42)

Kentucky forward Bam Adebayo is a physical big man, is excellent at running the floor in transition and can guard multiple positions. (0:42)

The Miami Heat selected Kentucky forward Bam Adebayo with the No. 14 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 18: "He's a freaky athlete for his size, explosive vertically and laterally. He's built like Dwight Howard." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 37 More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Strong, physical big man

  • Explosive leaper

  • Solid rebounder

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Basketball IQ still emerging

  • Needs to develop a perimeter game

  • Tweener

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 1.24 percent

  • Chances he'll be a starter: 15.24 percent

  • Chances he'll be a role player: 18.19 percent

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