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Name: Ike Anigbogu

School: UCLA

Season: Freshman

ESPN High School Ranking: 60 (2016)

Birthdate: October 22, 1998

Birthplace: Corona, California

Family: 

- Real name is Christopher Ike Anigbogu

- Parents Chris and Veronica Anigbogu

- Has 3 siblings

High School: Corona Centennial High School

Twitter: ikepostrs_

Instagram: ikepostrs_

Height: 6'10

Weight: 250

Injury History: 

- Tore meniscus - had knee surgery and missed first 5 games of the season

Freshman Season Stats: Through 11 games

- 5 PPG

- 3.8 RPG

- 0.4 APG

- 1.7 BPG

- 65% FG

- 47% FT

Analytics: 

- Averaging 5.1 blocks per 40 minutes

Position: C

Greatest Strength: Shot blocking

Greatest Weakness: Post moves/coordination

Athleticism: 6

Aggression: 7

Speed: 5

Strength: 8

Lateral Movement: 5

Basketball IQ: 5

Switchability: 5

3 point shooting: N/A

Jumpshot: N/A

Ability to finish at the rim: 6

Post moves: 6

Handle: 5

Passing: 5

Rebounding: 7

Motor: 6

Touch: 6

Hands: 5

On ball defense: 6

Help defense: 7

Steals: 4

Blocks: 8

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Immobile

- Lacks natural basketball instincts

- Mediocre hands

- Lacks touch and coordination

- Good shot blocker

- Good thickness but doesn't play tough/strong enough

Game Analysis: 

- vs. Ohio State

- #32 Trevor Thompson

- #0 Micah Potter

- Good defensive boxout

- Catches right block, turns left, left floater hits

- Catches right block, backs man down, dribbles off his foot almost loses it

- Gets rebound but misses boxout

- Late in help - slow feet

- Good one-handed offensive rebound

- Bullied in the paint - caught on left block, backed him down and hit easy hook shot fom 2 feet

- Ball screen top of the key, rolls, catches Ball pass and dunks

- Shows on the ball screen, gets beaten by guard to hoop and reaches to block - hard foul

- Catches deep left post, turns left, bricks layup attempt

NBA Comparison: Marcin Gortat

Current Ability: 5.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 7.5

Projected Draft Spot: Late 1st Round

Opinion: Anigbogu is a great shot blocker, especially for a freshman in limited minutes. He is a little slow and will have trouble guarding the pick and roll. Anigbogu has solid touch but mediocre hands to gather passes and score on roll opportunities. Anigbogu also needs to learn to play tougher and more physically. Anigbogu will need to develop significantly if he wants to become a good NBA player. I think it is likely if he has the work ethic, but he is a project.