9. Washington Wizards Onyeka Okongwu | 6-9 center | 19 years old, freshman | USC, says The Athletic:
Okongwu’s motor runs non-stop. There is an intense professionalism with the way he goes about his game.
Has terrific intersection of power and athleticism that allows him to make an impact on both ends, especially when combined with his propensity to work.
Plus, has absolutely elite bounce, especially off of two feet. He plays like he has a trampoline under his feet at all times.
He’s a tone setter on defense, where he’s extremely versatile and can do almost anything that is asked of him. USC played a variety of coverages this year, from zones to different ball-screen coverages. Okongwu executed all of them and excelled. Plus, he’s an excellent rim protector despite only being 6-foot-9 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan. Uses his size, length and strength to hold his ground and is really good at staying vertical to avoid foul calls while still contesting. Offensively, he’s a bit more limited. He’s not really a passer, and USC largely used him as a post-up guy this year. But he should become a very high-level rolling option. Still, there isn’t much shooting here either, so there is some concern he might be more limited than you’d like to