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Chinanu Onuaku 

Post#1 » by Dr Positivity » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:41 am

19 year old that looks to have pretty impressive physical tools for a C with length, strength and athleticism. Overall excellent production (rebounding, assists, steals, blocks). After watching this video the thing that surprised me is some of the passing plays. His 2.7 assists per 40 minutes is pretty good for a C

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Post#2 » by doordoor123 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:52 am

I've always liked him and thought he would move up boards quite a bit by now. I think I had him in the lottery at one point and after seeing other mocks without him in it, I took him out. I had him above Deyonta Davis. I didn't think he would declare this year. If he does, I'm not really sure where he goes because there are so many bigs.
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Post#3 » by Onus » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:40 am

My only concern is that he's a little small to be a starting center but would love him on gsw.
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Post#4 » by doordoor123 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:58 pm

Onus wrote:My only concern is that he's a little small to be a starting center but would love him on gsw.


Same height and wingspan as Deyonta Davis, but better post game and wider body.
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Post#5 » by Ruzious » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:35 pm

He's big enough and more than strong enough at center in today's NBA. He's got obvious issues with fouling and turning the ball over, but I'm a big fan. He's not at all smooth, but he's got a much better feel for the game than generally given credit for. To tag onto what door said, I think he'll be better than some of the players picked in the lottery in this draft.
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Post#6 » by doordoor123 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:42 pm

Ruzious wrote:He's big enough and more than strong enough at center in today's NBA. He's got obvious issues with fouling and turning the ball over, but I'm a big fan. He's not at all smooth, but he's got a much better feel for the game than generally given credit for. To tag onto what door said, I think he'll be better than some of the players picked in the lottery in this draft.


He's also much more athletic than you might think.
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Post#7 » by Onus » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:05 pm

It also sucks that Louisville plays a zone mostly. Hate prospects that come in from playing zone, especially because of all the Syracuse prospects who have been touted as good defenders and have come in average to below avg.
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Re: Chinanu Onuaku 

Post#8 » by Ruzious » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:05 pm

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Ruzious wrote:He's big enough and more than strong enough at center in today's NBA. He's got obvious issues with fouling and turning the ball over, but I'm a big fan. He's not at all smooth, but he's got a much better feel for the game than generally given credit for. To tag onto what door said, I think he'll be better than some of the players picked in the lottery in this draft.


He's also much more athletic than you might think.

Definitely moves smoother, runs much better, and has a better feel for the offensive game than Ochefu of Nova - whose name I sometimes get mixed up with his.
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