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Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: Kentucky
(Nigeria)
HT: 7-0WT: 230
BORN: NAYEAR: So.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Ugonna score against him, probably not (I’ll show myself out).

Kingsley Onyenso is a big time athlete at the center position – a bouncy and agile shot blocker and a rim-runner who changes ends as well as any center in his class. His ability to get out and run puts a ton of pressure on the defense and he’s a serious lop threat in the open court.

Defensively he reminds me a bit of Christian Koloko and he could take a similar development path as Koloko, taking a year or two in school before putting it all together and having a major impact.

Ugonna shows the makings of a nice offensive game. In time he’ll develop into much more than just a dunker. He can face up and it from mid range and occasionally flashes a 3pt shot.


Comparisons

  • Christian Koloko

Draft Projection

possible first round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft or 2025 NBA Draft

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2024 Center Rankings

  1. Alexandre Sarr – 7-1 – Perth Wildcats, NBL (France)
  2. Yves Missi – 6-11 – Baylor (Cameroon)
  3. Donovan Clingan – 7-2 – UConn
  4. Zach Edey – 7-4 – Purdue (Canada)
  5. Ulrich Chomche – 6-11 – Cameroon
  6. Adem Bona – 6-10 – UCLA (Nigeria)
  7. Kel’el Ware – 7-0 – Indiana
  8. Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso – 7-0 – Kentucky (Nigeria)
  9. Hunter Dickenson – 7-1 – Kansas
  10. DaRon Holmes II – 6-10 – Dayton
  11. Tomislav Ivisic – 7-1 – Croatia
  12. Lacklan Olbrich – 6-10 – Illawarra Hawks, NBL
  13. Clifford Omoruyi – 6-11 – Rutgers (Nigeria) 
  14. Ryan Kalkbrenner – 7-1 – Creighton
  15. Braxton Meah – 7-1 – Washington
  16. Yohan Traore – 6-10 – NA (France)
  17. Mady Sissoko – 6-10 – Michigan State (Mali)
  18. Eli Ndiaye – 6-8 – Spain
  19. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  20. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC