Chimezie Metu

Height: 6-10

Weight: 220

College: USC

Classification: Junior

Birthdate: 3/22/1997

2018 Top 100 Rank: 41

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round​

2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 49 by the San Antonio Spurs

Pros:

Active finisher around the basket

Fairly good low post scorer

Excels at scoring on the move

Decent scorer off the dribble

Has stretch big potential

Adequate playmaker for a player his size

Decent rebounder

Good defensive player

Gifted shot blocker

Gifted athlete

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter

May need to expand upon his low post moves

Needs to improve his passing ability

Does not always commit himself to the boards

Can be overly aggressive, which can lead to fouls

Can struggle to guard shooters

May need to get stronger

Summary:

Chimezie Metu is a very athletic big man that could project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA.  He is a high motor player that can often score on hustle plays on offense, and he has very quick feet that could allow him to excel as a perimeter and interior defender at the next level.​

He has excellent physical tools, as that could allow him to be a solid rim protector at the next level.  However, he will still need to refine his offensive game, as he may be far from being polished on that end of the floor.  With his skill set, Metu could end up developing into a solid rim protector in the NBA.

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