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

LaMelo Ball of the Hawks and RJ Hampton (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
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Isaac Okoro #23 of the Auburn Tigers OKC Thunder (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn, 6’6, 225 pounds, 19 years old

Isaac Okoro is a fancy finisher around the rim, making him a great interior scorer. His strength at the rim is impressive to watch as the wing absorbs contact and earn trips to the charity stripe. While he lacks a consistent jump shot, he makes up for it with his elite driving ability.

Okoro is smart, he understands the game of basketball and can play almost any position. Thanks to his incredible ability to find the open man and read a defense, you can give him the ball at any point and he will not stagnant your offense. How often do rookies lack that ability?

His ball-handling is worrisome and although he will not be a walking turnover he lacks the creativity to exploit and get past a defense.

Luckily his brilliant passes move five defenders instead of a crafty ball handler that can only move one man at a time. His dribble package is limited to a few crossovers and a nice spin move. However, the door is not shut on his ball-handling upside.

Thanks to his positionless nature, he can also defend a ton of players at the next level, although it will be constricted to bigger guards and some small forwards, that still provides a ton of versatility.

If he can develop a 3-point shot, his upside skyrockets. However, given his wacky form, and the fact he shot 28 percent from the shorter college 3-point line I wouldn’t hold my breath.