Onyeka Okongwu

Updated as of 9/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 240
College: USC
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 12/11/2000

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 7
Projected Draft Range: Lottery

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket
Good low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Very good rebounder
Good defender
Very good shot blocker
Gifted athlete
Solid motor

Cons:

Must extend his shooting range
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be unfocused defensively
Uncertain ability to guard perimeter players
May be a bit undersized to play inside

Summary:

Onyeka Okongwu is a very athletic, energetic big man that can score and rebound the basketball, and he could project to be an elite rim protector in the NBA.  He is a very good low post scorer that possesses the strength, footwork, and shooting touch to often score in the post, and he also is a solid rebounder and defender.

On the other hand, he will need to improve his jump shot, but regardless, Okongwu possesses strong inside scoring and rebounding skills.  Onyeka Okongwu is a talented player that projects to be a likely lottery pick in the 2020 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

DraftSite Profile

Games Scouted:

12/6/19 USC vs. TCU
1/2/20 USC vs. Washington State
1/5/20 USC vs. Washington
2/6/20 USC vs. Arizona
2/27/20 USC vs. Arizona

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