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24 - Miye Oni

6-5, 205 Shooting Guard
yale_65.gif Yale Junior
Birthday
08/04/97 (22.3 yrs)
Hometown
Porter Ranch, CA
High School
Suffield Academy
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
6
Passing
7
Intangibles
8
89 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Kirk Snyder

Strengths: Has good size for an NBA wing (6’6”, 210 pounds) and has solid quickness as well … He passes the eye test … Pretty explosive to the rim … Able to finish through contact and make tough shots inside … Finishes well with both hands … Shoots with his right hand, but can go left … Handles the ball well with a nice crossover dribble … Capable of bringing the ball up the floor … Does a good job of moving without the ball … Does a solid job of staying in front of his man and hedging screens … Recovers well … Pretty versatile defender, able to guard positions 1-3 … Alert on both ends of the floor … Unselfish … Eager to make the right basketball play (e.g. Drive & kick) … Has good court vision … Smart player … Potential to be a player that contributes in multiple ways (had 12 points, 9 rebounds, & 5 assists against Duke) … Does a good job of getting to the line (79.5% on 5.6 attempts) … Pretty fluid shooting motion … Shows the motivation to improve his game (12.9 points per game as a freshman; 17.9 points per game as a junior) … Overall a pretty polished player. Not considered a project … Should be able to contribute to some extent at the next level right away … Team concept …

Weaknesses: Will be 22 in August, so lacks the upside of many of the other draft prospects … Needs to improve his ball security (3.1 assists & 4.0 turnovers per game) … Sometimes makes careless passes … At times can be a bit too unselfish when his team needs him to attack more (10 pts in the first half against Duke; 2 pts in the second half) … Has the ability to go off (29 pts at Miami) … It would be nice to see him do that with a bit more regularity … Needs to improve his ability to finish over length … Could do a better job of defending without fouling (2.9 fouls per game) … Struggled mightily in Yale’s biggest game of the season shooting a dreadful 2-16 for five points in the NCAA tournament versus LSU … So there will be some that question his ability to step up to the limelight and perform well in big games …

Overall: Miye Oni is a legitimate NBA talent … The junior from Northridge, CA has declared for the 2019 NBA draft and is considered a likely 2nd round pick … He has the size and athleticism to hang with NBA wings and is a very smart, cerebral player … While he doesn’t look likely to be an elite player in the NBA, he has the tools to be a solid role player and be a real asset to a playoff caliber team …

Ben Parker 4/2/19

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