Milwaukee Bucks NBA Draft Prospect Watch: Zeke Nnaji

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Nnaji’s offensive polish leads off his allure as a draft prospect by a mile.

The former Wildcat is an exceptional finisher at the basket and with his explosive hops, it doesn’t take all that long for him to load up and throw down a powerful slam dunk. Along with that, Nnaji possesses great hands and a functional handle that helps him maneuver well within traffic or out of the post to get to the front of the cup. Per Hoop-Math, Nnaji converted 66.1 percent of his scoring opportunities at the rim.

Additionally, Nnaji’s size, hustle and nose for the ball lends itself well to capitalizing on second chance and putback opportunities. The same goes for his fluid mobility in the open floor and in transition, all of which boosts his potential as a high-energy big man at the next level.

While Nnaji is at his best scoring down low or within the interior, he does possess a nice, smooth shooting stroke that is effective from the elbow and the mid-range area overall. Again, Hoop-Math pointed out that Nnaji hit 45.4 percent of his 2-point jumpers this year.

Rounding it all out, Nnaji’s rebounding and understanding of angles makes him a very proficient rebounder on both ends of the floor. We touched on Nnaji’s penchant to extend offensive possessions, but by per-40 minute standards, Nnaji pulled down 11.3 rebounds this season.