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Chimezie Metu

Metu has been a favorite of mine for a while because he plays so raw. Plus, for the Milwaukee Bucks, he could possibly play some center minutes.

Metu, a Nigerian-American professional basketball player, has carved out a promising career in the NBA with his athleticism. Metu played college basketball at the University of Southern California (USC). During his three seasons at USC, Metu developed into a standout player known for his shot-blocking, rebounding and ability to score inside and from mid-range. His impressive college career culminated in being named to the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2018.

Metu was drafted 49th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2018 NBA Draft. He spent much of his early professional career developing his skills in the NBA G-League. He really has been a hard worker.

The ultimate problem with Metu is he really can’t score. He certainly can’t shoot the three.

In 2020, Metu signed with the Sacramento Kings, where he began to see more consistent playing time. With the Kings, Metu demonstrated his versatility, capable of playing both power forward and center positions. His athleticism, shot-blocking and energy off the bench provided a spark for the team.

Throughout his career, Metu has shown steady improvement, making the most of his opportunities. His work ethic, combined with his physical tools, suggests he has the potential to become a significant contributor in the NBA. As he continues to develop, Metu remains a player to watch for his defensive capabilities and evolving offensive skills.

All of these players will add something the Milwaukee Bucks desperately need: athleticism. If the club can add that, it will certainly help for the 2024-2025 NBA season.