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Onyeka Okongwu 2020 NBA Draft Profile: Bio, Stats, and analysis.

Onyeka Okongwu

Height: 6’9 

Weight: 245 LBS

Position: Center/Power Forward

Team: USC Trojans

Birthdate: December-11-2000

Onyeka Okongwu is arguably the best big man in this year’s draft class and a member of the famous 2016 Chino Hills men’s basketball team. Coming out of high school Okongwu was a highly touted prospect due to being a starter at Chino Hills, his intangibles, lastly the fact that he was ranked #20 on the ESPN top 100. Onyeka received offers from; Alabama, Arizona State, Cal, DePaul, Kansas, San Diego State, TCU, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Washington, and USC were Onyeka later committed to. At USC Onyeka averaged; 16.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG, and 1.1 APG on 61.6% from the field.

Strengths & Weaknesses 

Strengths 

  • Okongwu is a Self-named excellent shot-blocker.
  • He manages to keep himself out of foul trouble.
  • Very dominant in the paint on the offensive side.
  • Great rebounder
  • Very athletic 

Weaknesses

  • He is a horrific passer.
  • He needs to space the floor better as all NBA big men know how to do now.
  • Can improve his shooting.
  • Occasional defensive lapses.
  • He needs to improve his shooting range.

BEST FITS

Verdict

Onyeka is my #3 ranked big man for this draft class, He is a very athletic forward who will give you rebounds and an occasional double-double my ceiling for him is Bam Adebayo. However, I do not believe he will ever reach that due to his lack of shooting and his horrible passing. Lastly, my projection for him is a rotational player that will get you good minutes off the bench. 

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