ONYEKA OKONGWU

BIRTHDATE: 12/11/00

POSITION: Center

HEIGHT: 6'9"

WEIGHT: 245 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: USC

CLASS: Freshman

STRENGTHS

  • Athleticism, fluidity and strength

  • Strong frame, wide body

  • Explosive leaper

  • Vertical lob threat

  • 7 ft plus wingspan

  • Excellent hands

  • Good coordination, balance and footwork

  • Has soft touch around the rim

  • Good rebounder and rim protector

  • Solid free throw shooter

  • Has a solid go to move in the post

  • Off the ball cutter

  • Would thrive with NBA spacing

  • Has the tools to be a good rim runner

AREAS TO IMPROVE

  • Still a little raw offensively

  • Undersized at 6'9"

  • Does not always run the floor

SUMMARY

Okongwu did not enter this season as a projected lottery pick, but his strong showing early in the season has for sure caught the attention of NBA scouts and executives.

Okongwu is a gifted athlete with explosive hops, good footwork and coordination and a soft touch. He should be able to carve out a long career as a rim roller, rebounding and rim protector.

Rafael Barlowe -  December 1, 2019