Ernest Udeh Jr.

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: TCUHT: 6-11WT: 250
BORN: NAYEAR: So.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Udeh Jr. is a burly, strong and powerful interior force who has some very clearly defined roles on the court and does a great job of playing within those roles.

He’s a great rebounder and interior defender who changes the game even if he doesn’t fill up the box score.

On offense he shows really good awareness and skill as a screener and is always a lob threat rolling to the basket. He doesn’t’ need touches on offense but helps the team in a multitude of ways.

He’s a physical specimen with incredible brute strength and excellent agility for a player his size.

Watch for Udeh Jr. to become a real force in college basketball over the coming years.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

second round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft or 2025 NBA Draft

Videos

https://youtu.be/GQx7GbW62Z0

2025 Center Rankings

  1. Rocco Zikarsky – 7-1 – Australia
  2. Khamam Maluach – 7-1 – Duke (South Sudan)
  3. Zvonimir Ivisic – 7-3 – Arkansas (Croatia)
  4. Flory Bidunga – 6-10 – Kansas (Congo)
  5. Patrick Ngongba II – 6-10 – Duke
  6. Hansen Yang – 7-1 – China
  7. Xavier Booker – 6-11 – Michigan State
  8. Aaron Bradshaw – 7-1 – Ohio State
  9. Tomislav Ivisic – 7-1 – Illinois (Croatia)
  10. Aday Mara – 7-3 – UCLA (Spain)
  11. Ismaila Diagne – 6-11 – Real Madrid (Senegal)
  12. Somto Cyril – 6-10 – Georgia
  13. Felix Okpara – 6-11 – Tennessee (Nigeria)
  14. Vincent Iwuchukwu – 7-0 – St. John’s
  15. Motiejus Krivas – 7-2 – Arizona (Lithuania)
  16. Danny Wolf – 7-0 – Michigan
  17. Hunter Dickinson – 7-1 – Kansas
  18. Ryan Kalkbrenner – 7-1 – Creighton
  19. Braxton Meah – 7-1 – Nebraska
  20. John Bol – 7-2 – Ole Miss
  21. Clifford Omoruyi – 6-11 – Alabama (Nigeria) 
  22. Lacklan Olbrich – 6-10 – Illawarra Hawks, NBL
  23. Baye Fall – 6-11 – Kansas State (Senegal)
  24. Oumar Ballo – 6-10 – Indiana (Mali) 
  25. Dennis Evans – 7-1 – Grand Canyon
  26. Joshua Ojianwuna – 6-10 – Baylor (Nigeria)
  27. Yohan Traore – 6-10 – NA (France)
  28. Jalen Lewis – 6-8 – Overtime Elite pro league
  29. Cyr Malonga – 6-11 – Louisville, KY (Congo)
  30. Christian Reeves – 7-0 – Clemson