Luka Garza

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: IowaHT: 6-11WT: 260
BORN: NAYEAR: Sr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Garza is the best player in college basketball but is more of a late first to mid second round type of NBA prospect, mainly due to his lack of ideal mobility and burst. He’s a great college player and most likely a role/bench player in the NBA.

He’s a hugely talented player and his elite skill level and brute strength help make up for his lack of pure speed. On offense he’s got a million little ways to beat you and has uncanny touch around the basket.

His development as an outside shooter helps his draft stock a lot.

His lack of mobility will be a huge liability on defense at the NBA level and he’ll likely get abused in the pick and roll.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 Center Rankings

  1. Evan Mobley – 7-0 – USC
  2. Ibou Dianko Badji – 7-1 – Senegal 
  3. Sandro Mamukelashvili – 6-11 – Seton Hall (Georgia)
  4. Charles Bassey – 6-10 – Western Kentucky (Nigeria)
  5. Ariel Hukporti – 6-11 – Germany
  6. Luka Garza – 6-11 – Iowa
  7. Kofi Cockburn – 7-0 – Illinois
  8. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
  9. Kai Sotto – 7-2 – G League (Philippines)
  10. Conner Vanover – 7-3 – Arkansas 
  11. Filip Petrusev – 6-11 – Gonzaga (Serbia)
  12. Alperen Sengün – 6-9 – Turkey
  13. Khalifa Diop – 6-11 – Senegal 
  14. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  15. Neemias Queta – 6-11 – Utah St (Portugal)
  16. Ikey Obiagu – 7-1 – Seton Hall