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42 - Alex Oriakhi

6-9, 255 Power Forward/Center
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Birthday
06/21/90 (29.4 yrs)
Hometown
Lowell, MA
High School
Tilton
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
8
Potential
6
Post Skills
6
Intangibles
6
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Kyle O’Quinn

Strengths: Strong, athletic big man…Oriakhi is a very active player who crashes the boards, defends the paint, and cuts to the basket with tenacity…Worked hard to put on muscle and reduce body fat after arriving at Missouri, which made him a very good athlete…Very efficient in the post (64% on FGs last season)…Gets numerous second chance points…Talented rebounder and shot blocker for his size thanks to a massive 7’3" wingspan…Has the ability to pump-fake defenders into leaving their feet…Assertive when operating on the low block, as he aggressively backs down his defender…Can play center or power forward…Good hands…An effective pick-and-roll player (shot 79% as roll man last season)…Has a good, strong body for an NBA power forward…75% free throw shooter…

 Weaknesses: Undersized for a player with a center’s skill set…Limited range as he is ineffective from beyond 15 feet…May be too small to make an impact on defense and too raw and limited to contribute on offense…Not a particularly assertive offensive player as he took ten or more shots only six times this season…Improved significantly in college, meaning he may have reached his full potential…Saw a drop in numbers in his junior season at UConn, when his minutes were cut to accommodate Andre Drummond…His size may minimize most of his strengths at the NBA level…

Notes:
Measured 6’9.25 (in shoes) 238 lbs, with a 7’3 wingspan at the 2011 Amare Stoudemire Skills Academy … Transferred to Missouri from UConn after the Huskies were ruled ineligible for postseason play in 2013, Oriakhi’s senior season…Key member of UConn’s 2011 national champion team …

Overall: Oriakhi is a solid player at both ends of the floor and has the strength, wingspan, and athleticism to play with NBA big men, but his size and limited offensive ability could limit his opportunities …

Jacob Stallard 5/30/13

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2 Comments

  1. If Jeff Adrien can’t stick

    If Jeff Adrien can’t stick with a NBA team consistently no way Oriakhi does, bottomline.

  2. at least he will be Shelden

    at least he will be Shelden Williams, he has the same style but i think he is more athletic and mobile and can be better and more effective in the NBA.