Updated as of 11/21/2020. Scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.
College: Florida International
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Decent low post scorer
Very good shot blocker
Above average athlete
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his passing ability
Struggles to defend in space
Needs to improve his conditioning
May be a bit undersized to play inside
Has limited experience against top competition
Osasumwen Osaghae is an athletic, energetic big man that will make hustle plays to help his team on both ends of the floor. His strong shot blocking skills could potentially make him a candidate to vy for a spot in the NBA, or at least on a team’s summer league roster.
He placed in the top 10 in college basketball in field goal percentage and he also led the league blocks, and the rare combination of accomplishing that feat may make him a potential second round pick for the 2020 draft. On the downside, he’s a bit undersized to play the center position and hasn’t often faced elite competition, but he had a solid senior season this year, and in a favorable scenario, he could project to be an effective, rotational big man in the NBA.
Basketball Society Profile
Sports-Reference’s 2019-20 NCAA Men’s College Basketball’s League Leaders
Highlights of the 11/13/19 FIU-NC State Game from YouTube via ACC Digital Network
Highlights of the 12/28/19 FIU-Minnesota Game from YouTube via Big Ten Network
Highlights of the 2/13/20 FIU-Louisiana Tech Game from YouTube via Stadium
Highlights of the 2/27/20 FIU-North Texas Game from YouTube via Stadium
Highlights of the 3/7/20 FIU-Western Kentucky Game from YouTube via Stadium
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