BrandonClayScouting.com: Player Card – Ikechukwu Obiagu

Class of 2017 center Ikechukwu Obia of Ga., positioned himself as a 5-star prospect this year. Read about one of the best shot blockers that we have seen in years. Photo cred - Ty Freeman / On the Radar Hoops

Class of 2017 center Ikechukwu Obiagu of Ga., positioned himself as a 5-star prospect this year. Read about one of the best shot blockers that we have seen in years. Photo cred – Ty Freeman / On the Radar Hoops

060 Ikechukwu-Obiagu 100Ikechukwu Obiagu (Decatur, Ga.), Green Forest Christian / Georgia Stars – 2017
Height: 7′

Position: Center
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
5-star

 

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 By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: May 29, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Boys EYBL Session IV (Atlanta, GA)

Obiagu was on the rise to the elite of the class nationally before the EYBL season got started. He’s struggled a bit to find a rhythm statistically avraging 1.5 points, 3.7 rebounds per in 11 EYBL games. That said, he is a specialist in changing / altering shots.

Date: May 3, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Bob Gibbons (Suwanee, Ga.)

Obiagu put up one of the most impressive performances of the entire tournament. He swatted shots out of the air consistently in every game. What makes him a special shot blocker is the fact that he combines length, athleticism and timing better than I have seen any 7-footer in the past two years. He showed flashes of offensive skill as he hit a jump hook and some put backs in the lane. He is still a year away from being a dominant paint scorer.

Date: March 22, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: OTR Spring Showcase (Duluth, Ga.)

Obiagu mixes high major length with above average skill to be a serious factor on either end of the floor. He moves well in straight lines, but he does have room for improvement in terms of agility and fluidity. Impressively, however, he showed that he could contest shots on the arc as well as at the rim. He boomed a nice post feed with his back to the basket at one point. However, he does struggle still with making decisive decisions.

Date: March 15, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: The Preview (Suwanee, Ga.)

Obiagu is as big as Daniel Gibbons (GA-15) is framewise. He was dominant on the inside in this eval finishing everything around the rim.

Watch Obiagu and the Georgia Stars at the Bob Gibbons Invitational on The SUVtv

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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors. He is also the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB