Auburn freshman Isaac Okoro is set to be a possible lottery pick in 2020 but what team offers him the best chance at success?
Last year, Auburn basketball had its first first-round pick since Mamadou N’Diaye in 2000 when sophomore forward Chuma Okeke was selected16th overall by the Orlando Magic. Okeke was the Tigers’ highest drafted player in over three decades but in 2020, Auburn could have another early pick on its hands that could surpass last year’s accomplishment
Isaac Okoro came to Auburn as a four-star prospect and the 40th overall recruit in the class of 2019 according to ESPN. After a stellar freshman season where he averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists 0.9 blocks and 0.9 steals per game on 51.4 percent from the field, the 6-foot-6 wing has a chance to be a top lottery selection during the 2020 NBA Draft.
Not many expected Okoro to be a one and done player but here we are in late June and Okoro is consistently mocked in the 10-15 range in most mock drafts and even in the top five earlier in the year.
As many experts will tell you, a player’s fit on a particular team and their work ethic are arguably more important than the player’s actual skills. A good fit with a team that properly utilizes Okoro’s unique skillset can put him on the path to success at the next level.