Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
College: Shawnee State
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Terrific shot blocker
Has a very long wingspan
Can be streaky with his jump shot
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Can struggle to guard more athletic players
Limited experience against top competition
Only an average athlete
E.J. Onu put up tremendous numbers in the NAIA, which netted him an invite to the 2021 G-League Elite Camp. He also tested to have a very long, 7’8.5″ wingspan, but he didn’t seem to make much of an impression in the G-League Elite Camp games. He didn’t take many shots, and he didn’t particularly shoot well at that event, but he did block plenty of shots. Currently, Onu projects to be a borderline second round candidate, and he projects into a rim protector role, as he could be a backup center at the NBA level.
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