IKE ANIGBOGU

BIRTHDATE: 10/22/98

POSITION: Center

HEIGHT: 6'10"

WEIGHT: 250 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: UCLA

CLASS: Freshman

OFFENSE

*A little short for an NBA center but has good strength  and exceptional length

*Big hands which help him catch passes on the move or above the rim on lobs

*Very athletic. Explosive leaper

*Gets off the ground quickly and has a quick 2nd jump

*Moves very well. Runs the break hard, filling the lane with his hands up

*Able to cut around the basket to get easy shots, hit or miss on attempts that aren’t dunks

*Shows flashes of having a soft touch around the rim but very inconsistent

*Aggressive offensive rebounder, able to track down rebounds out of his zone

*Capable of powerful tip dunks but is average on tip ins 

*Needs to work on his timing/footwork in the high PNR

*Despite flaws in his technique, he can be a devastating rim roller capable of catching lobs 

*Rudimentary ball skills away from the rim

*Jumpshot needs a lot of work

*Creates a strong base when establishing post position

*Occasionally shows a soft jump hook and some basic post footwork

*Not much of a passer 

DEFENSE

*Moves his feet very well in space

*Has the quickness to hedge but likes to sink on the PNR

*Late to the PNP man

*Takes an extra step towards the rim off ball and can be a half beat late recognizing his rotations

*Works hard to closeout and covers ground quickly once he gets moving

*Adjusts well when a player attacks the closeout, sticks with the play

*Can get him off the ground with a good ball fake

*Forces players to alter their shots at the rim

*Good pursuit of defensive rebounds after a contest

*Works hard to keep his man from establishing deep post position

*Hard to move in post defense

*Uses his length very well to contest post attempts

*Can reach over instead of standing tall 

*Foul prone

KHAIRI AKILI - MARCH 1, 2017

Ike Anibogu is a project. He's got a big body and motor that translates well to today's NBA and he loves to run the floor in UCLA's uptempo offense. He reminds me a lot of Tristan Thompson. 

 

His touch around the basket is erratic. One play he'll wow you with a left handed jump hook and then next he'll shoot an air ball. And he's a 50% foul shooter. Calling him extremely raw might be an understatement. He's playing about 13 mpg in an uptempo offense, but is he a great rebounder?

POSITIVES:

 

Big body

Motor 

Runs the floor

Athlete

Long

Defensive potential 

 

AREAS OF CONCERN:

Erratic touch around the basket 

Extremely Raw

Is he a great rebounder?

50% foul shooter

 JAMES BARLOWE - MARCH 8, 2017