Yahoo Sports' Top NBA Prospects: Onyeka Okongwu

Yahoo Sports' Krysten Peek breaks down the top NBA prospects.

Video Transcript

KRYSTEN PEEK: Onyeka Okongwu played one year at USC and averaged 16.2 points and nearly three blocks per game. The 6 foot 9 forward had eight blocks in its first game of the season and shot up draft boards with his great rim protection and athleticism.

Big O, as he's called, played high-school basketball with the Ball brothers at Chino Hills outside Los Angeles and has shown huge improvements in his perimeter defense with his 7' 2" wingspan.

Okongwu needs to work on his spot-up shooting to become more of a threat at the next level, and at times he relies too much on his athleticism and settles for tough shots.

His skill set reminds scouts of a young Montrezl Harrell with his motor and explosiveness. Okongwu is a potential top-10 draft pick this year and will be a defensive threat next season.