Eight Nigerian basketball players has made the list of 2020 NBA Draft grades.
The players, whose some of them started their journey here in Nigerian Basketball Team made the list of the United States National Basketball Association 2020 pick following their tremendous performance while in their various teams.
The players were picked from different teams and were drafted for the 2020 NBA games.
Here is the list of Nigerians who made the NBA 2020 pick.
1). Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Isaac Okoro, Auburn
Isaac Okoro, is a tremendous prospect, especially what he can do on the defensive end. He also has great maturity and instincts. He’s going to be great. Grade: B+
2). Atlanta Hawks: C Onyeka Okongwu, USC
Okongwu is a player the fit in the top 10 In terms of front-court players. The Hawks have Clint Capela already as a defense-first center to protect Okongwu. Grade: C+
3). Miami Heat: PF Precious Achiuwa, Memphis
According CBSSports analysis, Achiuwa was one of the best and most productive players in the country. His big hole is shooting. Grade: A-
4). Denver Nuggets (via HOU): C Zeke Nnaji, Arizona
Nnaji is a borderline first-round pick and this is a bit too high. Nnaji is very athletic but not the highest upside player because he needs to work on his defense and skills. Grade: C-
5). Utah Jazz (via NY): C Udoka Azubuike, Kansas
Udoka defends hard. However, his value is so focused on the paint area that he may struggle to be more than a backup for Rudy Gobert. Grade: C+
6). Memphis Grizzlies (via MIL): SG Desmond Bane, TCU
Bane is a great shooter, and he defends, too. He could be an excellent wing player on an emergent Memphis team that traded into this spot. Grade: A+
7). New York Knicks (via MIN): C Daniel Oturu, Minnesota
Oturu averaged a double-double last season and should be able to contribute to New York’s frontcourt right away because of his physicality. Grade: B
8). Milwaukee Bucks (via ORL): SF Jordan Nwora, Louisville
Nwora, is rated in the 94th percentile last season as a spot-up shooter and should be a plug-and-play wing for the Bucks next to Giannis Antetokounmpo. Not only good value, but a good pick. Grade: A
NBA pick analysis was done by CSSports.