Updated on 4/6/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 83
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Good rebounder for his size
Above average athlete
Just now is a good shooter
Can be reluctant to take threes
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Not an elite ball handler, can be turnover prone
Struggles to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete
Eugene Omoruyi is a tough, physical forward that can shoot and score the basketball. After having played at Rutgers fot three seasons, he had a solid senior season at Oregon, and he scored 28 points and had 10 rebounds in his team’s loss to USC in the Sweet 16.
Omoruyi was never really an outside shooter at his previous school Rutgers, and he only made 23% of his threes during his first three seasons combined there, but his newfound three-point shot at the collegiate level really elevated his offensive game to a whole another level. He doesn’t possess overwhelming athletic gifts, but his ability to knock down jump shots and score could enable him to be an effective rotation player in the NBA.
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