Obinna Anochili-Killen - Marshall

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Obinna Anochili-Killen - Marshall 

Post#1 » by TheSuzerain » Sun Jan 9, 2022 5:29 pm

This guy is a sophomore on a struggling Marshall team. I initially noticed him because he was #1 in the NCAA in shot-blocking. Upon further review he seems to check a whole lot of boxes, and he's actually started nailing 3's at high volume in the last month (5 for 7 in his most recent game).

No official measurements, but he's 6'8" or 6'9" with seemingly plus length. Averages 4 blocks per game (in 27 minutes). Offensively, his shooting profile looks pretty great for a legit rim protector. Shooting 76% from the line (up from 66% as a freshman). Shooting 42% from 3 on the season on a moderate 2.5 attempts per game. His form doesn't look perfect, but I'd say it looks repeatable for him to at least be a strong spot-up shooter. He says he models his game after Pascal Siakam, and he is majoring in Engineering.

He clearly has NBA caliber athleticism as there is footage of him dunking from the FT line:

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He's a small-school prospect, and I wish we had a measurement to confirm a wingspan in excess of 7-feet. But he seems to have fantastic athleticism/length to be a plus player in that regard even at the NBA level. That gives him huge value defensively. And then on offense I think he has a high basement with his spot-up shooting and finishing at the rim. Perhaps has some sneaky upside if his face-up game can develop. Needs to gain some weight, but he looks like a guy who can play both the 4 and 5.


He's definitely under-the-radar, but I spy a first-round prospect.
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Post#2 » by Chi town » Sun Jan 9, 2022 11:58 pm

Good find.

Boucher vibes.
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Post#3 » by EvanZ » Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:13 pm

Chili Killer been on my radar but i can't find a birthday for him. I'm pretty skeptical of the brand (Tyler Bey vibes) but we'll see.
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Re: Obinna Anochili-Killen - Marshall 

Post#4 » by clyde21 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:27 pm

EvanZ wrote:Chili Killer been on my radar but i can't find a birthday for him. I'm pretty skeptical of the brand (Tyler Bey vibes) but we'll see.


loved T Bey, kinda shocked his defense and rebounding hasn't translated tbh.
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Post#5 » by EvanZ » Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:54 pm

clyde21 wrote:
EvanZ wrote:Chili Killer been on my radar but i can't find a birthday for him. I'm pretty skeptical of the brand (Tyler Bey vibes) but we'll see.


loved T Bey, kinda shocked his defense and rebounding hasn't translated tbh.


The question is where do you play him? Basically a complete zero on offense as a 3 or 4. Too small to be a 5. It's just a tough archetype tbh. Jordan Bell another recent example. Really thought he had something but he's mired in the GL.
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Post#6 » by EvanZ » Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:57 pm

EvanZ wrote:Chili Killer been on my radar but i can't find a birthday for him. I'm pretty skeptical of the brand (Tyler Bey vibes) but we'll see.


I did find a birthday...2001-09-27

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