OKC Thunder: NBA Draft big board 2.0 – Top 30 prospects

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Jordan Nwora, Wing, Louisville, 6’7, 220 pounds, 21 years old

Jordan Nwora is my guy. Many people at best have him going in the mid-to-late ’20s, talent-wise though, Nwora is a lottery prospect. The Louisville wing can play many positions on the floor, as well as defend them.

The two-time All-ACC wing, and 2018-19 most improved player within the conference, is going to surprise a lot of people within NBA circles. He could be a player that a few years from now during NBA re-drafts we look back on and wonder how he slipped so low?

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For his career, Nwora is a 39 percent shooting from distance, but averaging just two attempts per contest. He mainly uses his explosive athleticism to get to the rim as highlighted a year ago when he averaged 18 points per game.

Given the fact that defenses have to respect Nwora’s shooting stroke, it makes his life easier to get to his comfort zone, which is anywhere past the elbow.

On defense, his size gives him the ability to defend almost anyone, and he uses his athleticism to cause havoc on that end, coming away with almost a steal and a block per game. Not to mention the fact that he contests almost every shot, and uses his reach to deflect a ton of passes.

The best way to describe Jordan Nwora to OKC Thunder fans is by thinking of the typical Sam Presti prospect and giving him a respectable jump shot. Before the dust settles and the commissioner starts reading names off, I think Nwora will have a massive leap up NBA Draft boards.