Hal14 wrote:EJ Onu
6'11", 7'6" wingspan, 240 lbs.
Celtics brought him in for a workout:
Reminds me a lot of Kai Jones. Except Jones is less developed, more raw. Then again, Jones is a year and a half younger than Onu.
Video of Onu:
When I see the video, it's like watching Jones if Jones was 1.5 years older and keeps working on his game during that 1.5 years, and also if Jones is able to pack on another 22 pounds over the next 1.5 years...and also if Jones was facing much weaker competition. I feel like the Celtics would rather have the guy who is less raw, more developed, since we're not rebuilding - we're trying to win a title within the next 3 years. And it's not like Jones has a higher ceiling/upside - both of them are 6'11", both are quick, both are long and athletic with ability as a rim runner as well as ability to hit the 3 and run the floor. Only edge I see for Jones is that since he is 22 lbs lighter, he has better lateral quickness/agility to better switch out on guards/wings and defend them out to the perimeter.
Onu even has that smooth 1 legged turnaround fadeaway jumper in his repertoire, like Isaiah Todd.
LOL, I posted this a day ago, but left the higlights of the VCU guard instead.. another in a long line of prospects that should make for a deep 2nd rd.