Elie Okobo is becoming one of the favorites for the Bucks to land at pick No. 17 and has come out of nowhere. In a nutshell, he’s a 20-year-old score-first point guard out of France.
That’s where the upside with Okobo resides. He has the potential to be one of the best guards in this draft and can score in bunches. He has a deep shot repertoire that includes pull-ups and step-backs. He can also score off-ball as he has an improving spot-up shot.
However, for a point guard, his ball-handling is way too loose. He often turns it over and is generally sloppy with the ball in his hands whether it be dribbling or passing. This will make it extremely difficult at the NBA level when teams will constantly pressure him until he can prove he can handle it.
Different areas about his shot also leave a lot to be desired. He’s a hot and cold shooter with a very low form that leads to a lot of his shots getting blocked. Also, as is with most young players who have developed advanced dribbling moves, his shot selection is questionable at best. It’s unclear how he’d fit alongside Malcolm Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova or Tony Snell in the backcourt.