2015 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Jahlil Okafor





Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2015 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Jahlil Okafor


Position: Center

Size: 6-11, 270

School: Duke, Freshman


Strengths:
  • Extremely skilled low post scorer
  • Plethora of back-to-the-basket moves
  • Terrific touch around the basket
  • Strong finisher at the rim
  • Footwork on the block
  • Mobility
  • Establishing position on the block
  • Great hands
  • Passing ability for a big
  • Ball-handling for his size
  • Solid rebounder
  • Size
  • Strength
  • Basketball IQ
  • Maturity




  • Weaknesses:
  • Lacks elite athleticism
  • Shot blocking
  • Needs to become a more intimidating defensive presence
  • Handling double-teams
  • Free-throw shooting
  • Must continue to expand his mid-range game


  • Summary: Okafor is a prototypical back-to-the-basket big man and has all the makings of being an all-star-level center in the NBA. He is polished beyond his years as a low post threat and has an outstanding feel for the game. In the age of raw big men, Okafor is the exact opposite, and that is why he will be in consideration for the No. 1-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

    Player Comparison: Tim Duncan. This is a mighty strong statement, but Okafor isn't a sexy/fancy player who is going to wow you with crazy athletic plays. Like Duncan, Okafor is so fundamentally sound, which is insanely impressive for a young big man. He even has the mid-range bank shot that he has displayed every once in a while that is Duncan-esque.







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    2015 NBA Mock Draft


    2016 NBA Mock Draft


    2015 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings


    2015 NBA Draft Scouting Reports








    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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