Usman Garuba

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: SpainHT: 6-8WT: 230
BORN: 3/09/02YEAR: 02WING: 7-2REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Usman is a powerful, mobile and graceful athlete who has awesome length with a +6 wingspan and a nice NBA frame.

He’s a high energy guy (think Kenneth Fareid) who runs the floor hard, sets good screens and brings a lot of energy on defense. He’s a smart defender who knows when to leave his feet and how to play with proper position. He plays with good awareness and is a good help defender and weak-side shot blocker.

His offensive game is mostly dunks and layups. He does a good job in the pick and roll and cuts hard to the basket. The rest of his offensive game is a work in progress but he shows flashes of ball handling, passing and perimeter shooting.

Garuba is a likely first rounder in the 2021 draft.


Comparisons

  • Al Horford

Draft Projection

lottery to mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 Power Forwards

  1. Usman Garuba – 6-9 – Madrid, Spain
  2. Amar Sylla – 6-10 – Senegal
  3. Greg Brown III – 6-9 – Texas
  4. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl – 6-9 – Villanova 
  5. Roko Prkacin – 6-8 – Croatia
  6. Isaiah Todd – 6-10 – G League
  7. Isaiah Jackson – 6-9 – Kentucky
  8. Matthew Hurt – 6-9 – Duke
  9. Jaemyn Brakefield – 6-8 – Duke
  10. Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona
  11. Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Kentucky
  12. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Howard (Australia)
  13. Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
  14. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  15. Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga