Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.
2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 37
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2020 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 33 by the Minnesota Timberwolves
(Rights traded to the Los Angeles Clippers via NYK)
Solid finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Decent shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Has very good hands
Very good rebounder
Very good shot blocker
Has very good strength
Can struggle against length and athleticism
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Struggles to guard quicker players
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not an elite athlete
May be a bit undersized to play inside
Daniel Oturu is a tough, physical big man that can play with his back to the basket, and he can also finish plays at the rim to garner scores for his team. He has been rebounding the ball very well, and he also can block shots to help his team protect the paint. However, there are significant concerns about his mobility and if he can guard quicker players on the defensive end. Right now, Daniel Oturu projects to go in the late first to the second round range for the 2020 draft, and he could end up being a solid role player in the NBA.
YouTube via Big Ten Network’s Highlights of the Minnesota-Michigan State Game
YouTube via Big Ten Network’s Highlights of the Minnesota-DePaul Game
YouTube via Matthew Love Ball’s Highlights of the 2/26/20 Minnesota-Maryland Game
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