While most of the attention on the Lakers this draft season stem from them holding the #2 overall pick, the team also holds the #32 selection in the upcoming draft. With that, we will be having a series of posts on potential options for that selection. This installment looks at Louisville big man Chinanu Onuaku.
Center, 6’10, 245 lbs. Sophomore, Louisville, 19 years old
24.6 minutes, 9.9 points, 62.0 field goal percentage, 58.9 free throw percentage, 1.6 assists, 8.5 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 2.0 blocks.
Big Board Rankings:
Draft Express – 38, CBS – 33, Sports Illustrated – 43, ESPN (Chad Ford) – 35
At 6’10 and 245 pounds, Chinanu Onuaku makes for an interesting draft prospect for the Lakers. As mentioned in my first draft profile on Stephen Zimmerman, the Lakers could be looking for some depth at the center position. At 6’10”, Onuaku may not be the tallest center, but he’s got a long wingspan (7’3) for his size, a developing frame (245 pounds), and has solid strength for a 19-year-old.