BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Chuma Okeke

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Chuma OkekeChuma Okeke (Atlanta, Ga.), Westlake HS
Height: 6’7″
Position: Forward
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
4-star

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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

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

Okeke is an interesting prospect in that he has not made a 3-pointer all season. He loves to attack in straight lines to get to the basket and finish. It’s working in EYBL play as he is averaging 14.8 points, 9 rebounds per in 16 games.

Date: May 4, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Bob Gibbons Invitational (Suwanee, Ga.)

Okeke played a lot in the high post here today. He attacked the rim solidly while also showing the ability to hit the pull up jumper. He proved he could finish with either hand around the rim. He was a secondary offensive option for his team today.

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

Okeke has size and skill on the perimeter. He hit the open jump shot and finished well in this setting around the rim off of the dribble drive.

Date: November 29, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: OTR Thanksgiving Showcase (Alpharetta, Ga.)

Okeke has a smooth game with terrific length. He has the footwork to catch in the post, reverse pivot and the look to attack or fan out to a teammate. However, he also has the face up skill to shoot the three or attack with the bounce. He lacks being elite in anyone of these categories, but he still has plenty of physical maturing left to do.

Date: October 11, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: John Lucas Invitational (Louisville, Ky.)

Okeke is a combo forward in skill set. His athleticism is right under the elite category as well as his willingness to crash the glass. He’s a guy who you try to find playing time to do the little things in that regard.

Date: September 20, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: OTR Fall Showcase (Duluth, Ga.)

Okeke is a forward with good length and solid athleticism. I would not classify him in the elite category with his athleticism. He drives it in straight lines. He rebounded the ball very well this weekend.

Date: March 15, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: The Elite Preview (Norcross, Ga.)

Okeke’s length is intriguing on the perimeter. He didn’t showcase a specialty to speak of playing with the top preps in 2015, 2016 statewide. That said he did enough to be impactful and put himself on our radar. He’s one to keep an eye on.

Highlights of Okeke compliments of Gymratinsider 

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Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan 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