KZ Okpala NBA Draft Profile, Prediction, Age and Scouting Report

Mike Esposito
Stanford v North Carolina
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KZ Okpala Height, Wingspan, Weight & Age

Player: Chikezie "KZ" Okpala

Position: Forward

Height: 6' 9"

Wingspan: 7' 2"

Weight: 215 pounds

Age: 20
College: Stanford Cardinal

KZ Okpala Stats

KZ Okpala really came into his own during his sophomore season at Stanford last year, averaging 16.8 points per game (PPG) and 5.7 rebounds per game (RPG), while shooting a respectable 36.8 percent from beyond the arc.

An exceptional athlete for a player his size, Okpala is a proven scorer in the paint and a playmaker that can open up the floor for his teammates. With a little coaching and development, the Stanford product profiles well as an athletic combo forward at the next level.

Okpala has plenty of offensive upside, but he needs to improve his floor vision (2.0 assists per game last year) and unlike a handful of other prospects, his defensive skill set leaves much to be desired. The 20-year-old forward was a shaky defender for the Cardinal, averaging just 0.5 blocks per game (BPG) and one steal per game (SPG) in the 29 contests he played last season.

KZ Okpala Highlights

KZ Okpala NBA Draft Projection

Late First Round

KZ Okpala NBA Draft Predictions

Cleveland Cavaliers (No. 26) or Brooklyn Nets (No. 27)

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a pretty decent frontcourt in Larry Nance, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. However, it never hurts to add some high-upside depth like Okpala. The Stanford product should make an immediate impact as a rotational piece, especially if Cleveland is unable to retain Channing Frye in free agency.

The Brooklyn Nets are could lose a lot of frontcourt talent to free agency this offseason and if they can't sign someone like Kevin Durant, they may want to address that area through the NBA Draft. Okpala is raw, but has excellent upside that could pay huge dividends for a up-and-coming Nets team.

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