Kofi Cockburn

Updated as of 8/4/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 290
College: Illinois
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 9/1/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:

Active finisher around the basket
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Good rebounder
Adequate defender
Decent shot blocker
Above average athlete
Great size to play the center position

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game
Must extend his shooting range
Can miss shots wildly around the basket
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Not an elite shot blocker
Struggles to guard quicker players

Summary:

Kofi Cockburn is a strong, mobile center that can get points and rebounds in the paint.  He is a bruising, old school type of big man that teams can feed post touches to, and he also can finish plays above the rim.  He also can grab plenty of rebounds.  He will need to improve his jump shot and show NBA teams that he can guard quicker players in space, but he has been a solid player on a good Illinois team, and he could be a second round prospect for the 2021 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Games Scouted:

11/10/19 Illinois vs. Arizona
3/8/20 Illinois vs. Iowa

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