Onyeka Okongwu NBA Draft Scouting Report





PF C  6-9  220 USC



  Standing Reach


 12/11/00 NA NA  NA

A powerful post player who excels at rebounding the ball, defending the rim and scoring in the lane. Unpolished but with a lot of upside, Okongwu has an NBA frame and is on a trajectory to be a first round pick.

  • A big, strong and athletic player who can really bang in the paint and hold his ground
  • An excellent shot blocker with good instincts and intelligent defensive play - knows how to avoid fouls and how to keep the ball in play when he blocks a shot 
  • Does a good job of reading the flight of the ball and battling for offensive rebounds
  • Has decent shooting form and has shown steady improvement - projects as a solid mid range shooter who could develop 3 point range
  • Has good hands and catches the ball well
  • Runs the floor well and is an above average open court athlete
  • Knows his role and doesn't try to do too much - isn't afraid to do the dirty work
  • Is still growing and projects to have NBA center size
  • Needs to improve his ball handling skills
  • Needs to improve his free throw shooting
  • Can he develop into a floor spacer?
  • Reminds of Tristan Thompson but with more offensive upside.
  • A more bulky Bam Adebayo
Projection: first round pick in the 2020 or 2021 NBA Draft