NBA Draft

#35
Udoka Azubuike
PPG RPG APG
13.4 6.8 0.6
Team: Kansas JayhawksHeight: 7-0 Born: 9/17/1999
Class-Eligibility: Sr-SrWeight: 270 Hometown: Delta, Nigeria


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
Azubuike is a force in the post and among the big men warranting close looks in the draft. He posted 13.7 points and 10.5 rebounds as a senior for Kansas.
The most impressive mark is his 74.8-percent shooting from the field, often overwhelming defenders close to the basket.
Some observers might have been waiting for Azubuike, a 7-footer from Nigeria, to elevate his production in a bigger way. He averaged 13.0 points as a sophomore and 13.4 points (in only nine games because of a wrist injury) as a junior, so there were modest increases in his career in that category.
The rebounding numbers took a big jump from 7.0 and 6.8 in the previous two seasons. He was selected as the Big 12 Player of the Year as a senior.
ANALYSIS
When his endurance is up to snuff, Azubuike is a productive player. But the conditioning is bound to be a topic that comes up when he's evaluated. The questions will include if he can keep up with the frantic NBA pace.
There were enough games, even as a senior, when his production waned so consistency is an area that needs to be addressed.
There are other notable glitches that are concerning. Among those is 44.1-percent shooting from the free-throw line as a senior, 41.6 percent for his career.
Plus, he needs to show that he can be creative enough to find his own shots. Yet he had Big 12 games across the last month of the season when he went 10-for-14, 11-for-13 and 13-for-14 from the field, and those performances are difficult to ignore.
Projection: Second round

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
16-17 Kansas 11 6 12.9 5.0 4.4 0.2 0.2 1.6 1.4 2.8 .629 - .379
17-18 Kansas 36 34 23.6 13.0 7.0 0.7 0.6 1.7 1.8 3.0 .770 - .413
18-19 Kansas 9 9 20.4 13.4 6.8 0.6 0.4 1.6 2.0 2.9 .705 - .344
19-20 Kansas 31 30 27.7 13.7 10.5 0.9 0.5 2.6 2.5 2.4 .748 - .441
Career 87 79 23.4 12.3 7.9 0.7 0.5 2.0 2.0 2.8 .746 - .416

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
16-17 Kansas 11 6 142 22 35 0 0 11 29 13 48 2 2 18 15 31 55
17-18 Kansas 36 34 848 211 274 0 0 45 109 87 252 24 20 60 63 108 467
18-19 Kansas 9 9 184 55 78 0 0 11 32 20 61 5 4 14 18 26 121
19-20 Kansas 31 30 858 181 242 0 0 64 145 107 324 29 15 80 76 75 426
Career 87 79 2032 469 629 0 0 131 315 227 685 60 41 172 172 240 1069

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/5 @Duke L 66-68 29 3 4 0 0 2 3 1 8 4 0 1 4 4 8
11/8 UNCG W 74-62 28 5 8 0 0 0 4 4 10 0 1 0 1 1 10
11/15 Monm W 112-57 23 5 5 0 0 2 4 2 8 1 1 3 0 1 12
11/19 EastTn W 75-63 28 10 13 0 0 1 4 2 7 1 3 4 1 1 21
11/25 @Chamin W 93-63 19 7 8 0 0 1 2 3 7 0 1 1 4 3 15
11/26 @BYU W 71-56 26 5 6 0 0 1 5 3 10 1 1 0 2 1 11
11/27 Dayton W 90-84 31 12 15 0 0 5 8 1 3 1 0 4 0 5 29
12/7 Colo W 72-58 28 6 7 0 0 0 4 2 6 0 1 3 3 2 12
12/10 UW-Mil W 95-68 28 7 7 0 0 1 1 4 17 2 0 1 3 2 15
12/14 UMKC W 98-57 17 4 4 0 0 1 2 0 5 4 0 3 2 2 9
12/21 @Vill L 55-56 30 6 10 0 0 0 2 2 11 2 0 2 2 3 12
12/29 @Stan W 72-56 27 1 2 0 0 0 5 7 13 1 0 0 5 4 2
1/4 WVU W 60-53 32 6 6 0 0 5 10 4 11 0 1 6 5 2 17
1/8 @IaSt W 79-53 23 3 5 0 0 4 5 3 7 2 0 0 1 3 10
1/11 Baylor L 55-67 32 3 6 0 0 0 0 3 11 0 1 7 2 1 6
1/14 @Okla W 66-52 33 7 10 0 0 2 2 3 14 1 1 3 4 3 16
1/18 @Tex W 66-57 35 7 9 0 0 3 9 2 9 0 0 1 2 2 17
1/21 KanSt W 81-60 31 4 5 0 0 2 4 5 14 1 0 4 2 2 10
1/25 Tenn W 74-68 27 6 7 0 0 6 11 4 11 0 1 4 2 4 18
1/27 @OkSt W 65-50 28 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 1 5 3 2 6
2/1 TxTch W 78-75 16 1 5 0 0 3 4 4 8 0 0 1 2 3 5
2/3 Tex W 69-58 25 8 10 0 0 1 2 3 12 0 0 2 4 3 17
2/8 @TCU W 60-46 32 10 14 0 0 0 2 4 15 0 0 5 2 2 20
2/12 @WVU W 58-49 29 3 6 0 0 0 2 1 7 1 1 2 1 3 6
2/15 Okla W 87-70 30 6 12 0 0 3 6 6 17 1 0 4 1 1 15
2/17 IaSt W 91-71 24 5 7 0 0 3 7 4 7 2 0 2 6 3 13
2/22 @Baylor W 64-61 36 11 13 0 0 1 3 5 19 0 0 3 0 4 23
2/24 OkSt W 83-58 27 6 7 0 0 7 8 8 16 2 0 3 2 1 19
2/29 @KanSt W 62-58 20 2 4 0 0 2 5 3 9 0 1 0 2 2 6
3/4 TCU W 75-66 35 13 14 0 0 5 13 8 14 1 0 5 5 1 31
3/7 @TxTch W 66-62 29 6 9 0 0 3 8 4 11 1 0 1 3 4 15
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