Daniel Oturu

Updated as of 9/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 235
College: Minnesota
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 9/20/1999

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 40
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

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

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter
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

Summary:

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 be a second round prospect, as he could perhaps project into a backup center role in the NBA.

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

DraftSite Profile

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

Games Scouted:

2/19/20 Minnesota vs. Indiana

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