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Usman Garuba NBA Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection

The 2021 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 29th in Brooklyn. As that date continues to draw closer, the hype surrounding the incoming rookie class will only intensify. Draft night always marks an evening of newfound hope for the future. Franchise goals can range from rounding out a contending roster to drafting a cornerstone player for the future. Among those prospects projected to go in the first round of this year’s NBA Draft is forward Usman Garuba, out of Real Madrid.

The following is a complete Usman Garuba NBA Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.

Usman Garuba NBA Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection

Usman Garuba
Position:
Small Forward
Height: 6’8”
Weight: 229 lbs
Age: 19
International: Real Madrid

Usman Garuba 2020-21 Stats

  • Games Played: 38
  • Points: 5.7
  • Rebounds: 5.4
  • Assists: 0.8
  • Field Goal Percentage: 50.4%
  • 3-Point Field Goal Percentage: 31.8%
  • Free Throw Percentage: 65.6%
  • Steals: 0.7
  • Blocks: 0.6
  • Turnovers: 1.1

Usman Garuba Highlights

Usman Garuba NBA Draft Profile

Strengths

Usman Garuba is an intriguing prospect. He has played with Real Madrid since he was 17 years old. Garuba is a defensive specialist capable of banging down low against bigger opponents. Garuba is also quick enough to go up against smaller and faster opponents as well. When all else fails, Garuba will hustle to make the right play on defense.

Weaknesses

Garuba’s main weakness is that he lacks an identity on the offensive end. His passing provides some promise despite a lack of good assist numbers. Garuba’s lack of a developed jump shot will make it difficult for teams to use him as much more than to set screens and execute dribble hand-offs.

Pro Comparison

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Usman Garuba NBA Draft profile stats highlights projection 2021
Credit: Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Usman Garuba Draft Projection

All 2021 NBA Draft projections are taken from the latest Bleacher Report mock draft by Jonathan Wasserman.

Usman Garuba is currently projected to be drafted by the New York Knicks at No. 21 overall.


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