KZ Okpala

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: StanfordHT: 6-9 1/2WT: 215
BORN: 4/28/99YEAR: SoWING: 7-1 3/4REACH: NA

Draft Notes

KZ is a freakishly long athlete with a ridiculous 7-2 wingspan and a long, wiry frame. He’s built along the lines of a longer Trevor Ariza or Bruno Caboclo (but way more skilled than Bruno).

KZ surprises with his ball-handling ability, as he’s able to dribble in traffic and drive the ball in tight spaces. He’s got a quick first step and his length around the rim gives him an unfair advantage.

His three point shooting has gone to a new level this year (although he still struggles from the FT line) and if this small sample size pans out, he’ll have a long and successful NBA career.

While not yet being a polished defender KZ has all the tools to be a standout on defense. He’s very thin but an NBA conditioning program will help bring him up to strength.


Comparisons

  • Trevor Ariza with an extra gear. 
  • A quick-twitch TayShaun Prince.

Draft Projection

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