Zeke Nnaji

Updated as of 6/26/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 235
College: Arizona
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 1/9/2001

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 39
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket
Fairly good low post scorer
Decent shooter, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Good rebounder
Good athlete

Cons:

Must expand upon his shooting range
May need to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Not an elite shot blocker
Struggles to guard opponents out on the perimeter

Summary:

Zeke Nnaji is an athletic, skilled big man that can score the basketball in a variety of ways.  He scored 19 points to lead Arizona to a double-digit victory over Illinois, and he had a productive freshman season this year.

Nnaji is a skilled player that can score in the post, and he also can knock down mid-range jumpers.  He also is a good rebounder that will actively crash the glass to get his team boards.  On the downside, he will need to improve to playmaking and defensive skills, and also expand upon his shooting range.  Nnaji is a talented prospect that end up thriving as a role player in the NBA, and he projects to go in the late first to the second round range in the 2020 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

ESPN Player Profile

Games Scouted:

11/10/19 Arizona vs. Illinois
12/1/19 Arizona vs. Wake Forest
12/14/19 Arizona vs. Gonzaga
1/9/20 Arizona vs. Oregon
1/30/20 Arizona vs. Washington
2/6/20 Arizona vs. USC
2/27/20 Arizona vs. USC
3/11/20 Arizona vs. Washington

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