Updated on 11/4/22. Written by Alan Lu.
Professional Team: FC Barcelona
Classification: International ‘04
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
Very good shot blocker
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.
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