David Okwera

Updated on 9/7/23.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 251
Country: Australia
Professional Team: Perth
Classification: International ‘02
Birthdate: 7/31/2002

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker
Decent defender
Decent shot blocker
Good athlete
Solid motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can struggle to consistently create his own shot
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be unfocused defensively
Relative unknown commodity

Summary:

David Okwera is a very athletic, high-motor center that can score in the paint, and he also handles the ball fairly well for a player his size.  He hasn’t played much in the NBL, but he played very well in his team’s NBL regular season opener, as he scored 10 points off the bench in his team’s loss to Sydney.  It’ll be interesting to see how he plays this season, but he could project to be a solid rotational big man in the NBA.

Links:
RealGM Profile

Games Scouted:
12/4/21 Melbourne vs. Sydney
9/6/23 Perth vs. G-League Ignite
9/8/23 Perth vs. G-League Ignite

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