Luka Garza

Updated as of 7/31/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 243
College: Iowa
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 12/27/1998

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 44
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2021 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 52 by the Detroit Pistons


Strong finisher around the basket
Good low post scorer
Decent shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate playmaker for his size
Very good rebounder
Adequate defender
Decent shot blocker
Very good motor


Can struggle against length and athleticism
Not an elite ball handler
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Lacks lateral mobility
Only an average athlete at best


Luka Garza is a smart, skilled big man that can shoot, score, and rebound the basketball.  He had a storied collegiate career, and he had a very good senior season.  There are concerns about his mobility and athleticism for the next level, but he is a skilled player that could be a good find for an NBA team in the second round range of the 2021 draft.


RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements

Games Scouted:

12/12/19 Iowa vs. Iowa State
3/8/20 Iowa vs. Illinois
12/8/20 Iowa vs. North Carolina
12/19/20 Iowa vs. Gonzaga

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