Chuma Okeke, born on August 18, 1998), native of Atlanta, Georgia (Atlanta, Georgia), an American professional basketball player who serves as a power forward.
Location: F (No. 3)
Height: 2.03 meters / 6 feet 8
Weight: 104 kg/229 lbs
Team: Orlando Magic
School: Auburn University
Draft: the 16th pick in the first round of 2019
Salary this season: $3.12 million
In college, he studied at Auburn University (sophomore season) and averaged 12 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.
Selected by the Magic with the 16th pick in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft, Okerke was once considered a lottery pick in the draft, but fell to the Magic at No. 16 after suffering an ACL injury in the 2019 NCAA Tournament . Okeke is a power forward who is very good off the ball, has a three-point hand, and can hardly shoot jumpers in the run or from mid-range. He can affect the game in many ways in the interior, he can sit on a striker who is shorter than him, and he can make an air cut to harass the opponent’s penalty area. He is good at passing the ball and has a strong understanding of the game. His performance in the game against the Warriors can be said to be his basketball life breaking out of the cocoon. With 4 minutes left in the game, the Magic trailed 106-112. There are 21 seconds left in the Warriors’ offensive round. At that point, Okeke helped out from the weak side and blocked Stephen Curry’s layup after an air cut. On the next possession seconds later, Okeke hit a 3-pointer off the Warriors’ bench. Okakee has a bright future ahead of it.