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New Orleans Pelicans Western Southwest
 
Jahlil Okafor • #8 • C
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'11", 260 lbs.
Born:Dec 15, 1995 (22 yrs) in Chicago, IL
From:Duke
Experience:3 years
Drafted:Drafted by Philadelphia in 2015 (1/3).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2018.
2018-19 Season Stats
G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TPG PPG
YTD 13 2 5.4 .484 .000 1.000 1.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.8
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Scouting Report
Dominant in the offensive post: has a soft touch and creative moves to get high-percentage buckets. Has the true center size NBA teams covet: not just tall, but massive all-round, with a huge wingspan and big hands. Mobile for a true pivot and can run the floor impressively. Shows good defensive upside too. Struggles shooting from the mid-range out, and doesn't help his team from the charity stripe. Not all that explosive or as defensively physical as he can be. Has been in some off-court trouble, and maturity is a question mark.
Long Range Potential: Powerhouse true center with star potential.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NBA All-Rookie First Team 2015-16
NCAA John R. Wooden Award All-American Team 2014-15
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