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4 - Chuma Okeke

Auburn 

  • Birthday: 8/18/98
  • NBA Position: SF/PF
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-8
  • Wt: 235
  • Hometown: Fairburn, GA
  • High School: Langston Hughes
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Overall

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2019
Mock:  33

NBA Comparison: Robert Horry

Strengths: He’s a high level jump shooter ... He shot over 38% from beyond the arc this past season ... He’s a capable scorer off the dribble ... He is great at moving without the basketball, he gives the offense a different dimension with his off ball movement ... He’s a solid playmaker, capable of finding his opening open teammates ... He improved his rebounding by 1 per game this past season ... He’s very active on the boards ... Knows his limits and stays within himself ... Displays his IQ on his shot selection ... He shot almost 50% from the field this season ... He’s a good defender, and good instincts on the defensive end of the floor.... He averaged over 1 block and almost 2 steals per game ... He’s a good athlete with a long wingspan, capable of scoring in transition and defending multiple positions ... He’s a solid scorer from the low post, able to take advantage of mismatches down low ... 7' foot wingpsan helps him overcome some of his height dificiencies as a post player ... Lack of a true position could end up working out well for him in today's positionless game ... He may work ideally in the role of a small ball 4 with his mobility and ability to face up and spread the floor ...

Weaknesses: He needs to improve his free throw percentage, he shot only 72% from the line this season ... He may struggle to create his own shot at the next level ... Shouldl ook to develop a better shot off the dribble ... In the league today he will be easily defended if he doesn’t improve his ability to create for himself... At times he is very careless with the basketball, that leads to turnover ... At the next level, teams will convert on his turnovers ... He is undisciplined at times on the defensive end of the floor ... Sometimes he gets out of position or gambles unnecessarily ... He doesn’t have a defined position, not really a 3 or a 4 which will lead him to struggle to find a role at the next level ... He’s a little undersized as a 4 but he might not be quick enough to defend 3s ... He tore his ACL back in March so how he recovers will be monitored ... Questions will persist about his ability to get back to 100% mobility, explosiveness and confidence that he had before ... Will turn 21 in August, making him slightly older for a sophomore ...

Outlook: Okeke is an athletic forward with a long wingspan. He could be an ideal 3 and D player in the NBA at worst. If he improves his ability to score off the dribble, he can evolve into an NBA star. Coming off an ACL tear, teams need to see how his recovery is going in order to use their draft pick on him.

Notes: Measured 6'6 without shoes, 6'7 with shoes, 233 lbs, with a 7'0 wingspan and 8'7 standing reach at the June 2017 USA U19 tryouts ... His favorite player is Lebron James. He is off Nigerian descent ... He tore his ACL in the Sweet Sixteen ...

Zach Smith 4/21/19

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