James Nnaji

Updated on 5/27/23.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 225
Country: Nigeria
Professional Team: FC Barcelona
Classification: International ‘04
Birthdate: 8/14/2004

2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 31
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round


Strong finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Good rebounder
Solid defender
Very good shot blocker
Solid athlete


Must extend his shooting range
Needs to improve his face-up game
Bad free throw shooter
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
May be fairly raw offensively
Can be foul prone
Needs to get stronger


James Nnaji is an athletic, energetic big man that can shore up a team’s interior to help his team on both sides of the ball.  He doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of perimeter skills, but he is an athletic finisher that can also rebound, defend, and block shots.  He currently projects to be a solid candidate to go in the late first round of the 2023 draft.


RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
5/16/21 FC Barcelona B vs. Gran Canaria B
10/28/22 Barca vs. Milano

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