LUKA GARZA

BIRTHDATE: 12/27/99

POSITION: Center

HEIGHT: 6'11"

WEIGHT: 265 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Iowa

CLASS: Senior

STRENGTHS

  • Dominant scorer on the college level

  • Efficient throwback center

  • Can knock down face up jumper 

  • Strong wide body, physical bruiser

  • Good touch around rim

  • Wears opponents down with motor and physicality 

  • Great hands

  • Finishes with both hands 

  • Good footwork 

  • Solid passer

  • Rim protector on college level

  • Attacks the offensive glass

AREAS TO IMPROVE

  • Lacks athleticism and vertical pop 

  • Lateral quickness

  • Plays below the rim and may struggle vs length

  • Defending in space

LUKA GARZA SCOUTING REPORT

Garza's NBA fit may be questionable, but there's no denying his dominance on the college level. He lacks ideal athleticism and the mobility to be an effective defender, he could fine a role as a situational big similar to Boban Marjanović or Enes Kanter. He's a strong wide bodied throwback center with a high motor and improving shooting touch. As a junior he shot 35.8% from deep and made 39 three's in 31 games. I personally did not see Udoka Azubiuke as a 1st round pick and Utah selected him at 27 in the 2020 NBA Draft, so there's a chance Garza would sneak into first round or even go undrafted.

Rafael Barlowe - December 18, 2020