uche-okafor Uche Okafor 2002 Underclassmen - The Draft Review
  • Name: Uche Okafor
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 6-11 (2.11m)
  • Weight: 245 (111kg)
  • Pro Team: Brooklyn Kings (USBL)
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Birthplace: Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Birthdate: 3/21/1981
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2002 NBA Draft but later withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2003 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise.
nba Uche Okafor 2002 Underclassmen - The Draft Review

2003 Scouting Report:

Strengths: At this stage in his development he is a defensive minded center who looks to rebound and block shots when he's in the game ... Has all the physical tools that great shot blockers have: lateral quickness, leaping ability, long arms, and good timing ... Thanks to his above average athleticism he can keep up with most players as he is an extremely mobile player who can run the floor... Attacks the glass for rebounds by using his body to gain position and using his long arms ... Due to his great offensive rebounding ability, he generates the majority of his points on other player's misses by put-backs or dunks ... Has loads of potential which adds to his stock as he has only played organized ball for a limited period of time ... Scoring isn't a big thing to him as he can make a impact in a game with his shot blocking ... What's even more impressive is the amount of shots he redirects ... Has an NBA ready body which could still fit 10-20 pounds of muscle without effecting his mobility...

Weakness: Still learning the fundamentals ... Defensively he often finds himself in foul trouble as he can be over-aggressive ... Post footwork remains unrefined although this is to be expected when you consider he has only played organized ball for 4 years ... Offensively his game is basic and not very diverse so adding some variety to his low post repertoire such as up and under's, hook shot, and a drop step would help considerably ... Although he has the ability to absorb contact in the paint and draw fouls he doesn't take full advantage of his opportunities due to his poor free throw shooting ... Possess average touch around the basket and lacks range on his jumper away from the basket... Is very susceptible to double teams doesn't pass out of them well and doesn't recognize them quick enough ... Must become better disciplined as with most great shot blockers Okafor has a bad habit of trying to go after every shot... The team who drafts Okafor must realize that he is a project first and not to expect any quick returns ...

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1999-00 Southern Idaho JC.

17

47.8

50.0

48.1

0.5

0.8

5.0

0.4

5.5

2000-01 Southern Idaho JC.

32

50.8

00.0

55.0

0.5

2.4

7.2

0.9

9.2

2001-02 Missouri

Did Not Play Ruled Ineligible by NCAA

2002-03 Dakota (XBA-MBA)

Stats Not Available

2002-03 Louisville (UPBL)

6

N/A

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66.7

0.5

2.0

5.0

0.3

6.7

2002-03 Adirondack (USBL)

1

00.0

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66.7

1.0

---

3.0

---

4.0

2002-03 Brooklyn (USBL)

21

47.2

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46.5

0.2

1.4

5.6

0.3

3.3

Pro Totals

N/A

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