Chimezie Metu

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

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.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Tankathon Profile

Games Scouted:

1/19/17 USC vs. Arizona

3/19/17 USC vs. Baylor

12/8/17 USC vs. Oklahoma

1/18/18 USC vs. Oregon

2/15/18 USC vs. Oregon

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