Jahlil Okafor 2015 NBA DRAFT

Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke, 6-11, Fr.Scouting Report:



Strengths:

  • Great foot work in the post
  • Big, strong hands, ability to catch ball cleanly
  • Excellent Post Moves
  • Paces himself out on the court, won't force anything
  • Very poised and mature for his age.  
  • High basketball I.Q.
  • Solid passer for a big man
  • Unselfish player  

Weaknesses:
  • Needs to improve free-throw shooting
  • Not a great defender or shot blocker
  • Mid-range shooting; consistency
  • Athleticism 

Player Comparison: Al Jefferson
Okafor will get some comparisons to Tim Duncan. Those comparisons are a little exaggerated. However, Okafor, has a silky smooth post game, and has some of the same deficiencies that Jefferson has, like lack of athleticism. But like Jefferson, Okafor more than makes up for it because of his go-to offensive post moves. 

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