Leonardo Okeke

Updated on 7/2/23.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 215
Country: Italy
Professional Team: Casale Monferrato
Classification: International ‘03
Birthdate: 7/16/2003

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Sets solid screens for his teammates on offense
Solid rebounder
Decent shot blocker
Above average athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his low post game
Must extend his shooting skills
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Struggles to guard opponents out on the perimeter
Not an elite athlete
Needs to improve his hands
Limited experience against top competition
May be a bit undersized to play inside

Summary:

Leonardo Okeke is a fairly athletic, energetic big man that played in the second division, Italian League this year.  He will make hustle plays to help shore up the interior, but he also will need to improve his jump shot, playmaking skills, and defense.  Sometimes, he would tend to force the issue too much on offense, and he didn’t seem to show great court vision on the floor.  He also would tend to leave shooters open too often on the defensive end.  Right now, he will need to continue to hone and develop his game, and it may take awhile for him to be ready to play in the NBA.  Currently, Okeke is a second round prospect for the 2024 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
NBA Draft Junkies Profile
ID Prospects’ Profile
Eurobasket Profile

Games Scouted:
9/15/21 Casale Monferrato vs. Urania Milano

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