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

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.

Links:

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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