Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ekene Ibekwe Pre-Draft Workouts

Ekene Ibekwe (2003-07) has done pre-draft workouts for the Portland Trailblazers and the Chicago Bulls recently. He also played well in the NBA Pre-Draft Camp earlier this month. In Travis Heath's Hoopsworld blog, he says:
Maryland's Ekene Ibekwe showed off his defensive prowess working hard for position, blocking a couple of shots and getting in the passing lanes. On one particular play, the 6-foot-8 forward rotated brilliantly from the weakside to steal the ball and jam one home on the other end. Although often unnoticed by the average fan, this kind of defensive play is something that GM's are quite often looking for from players in a setting such as this one in Orlando. says this about Ibekwe's chances after the Pre-Draft Camp in Orlando:
Ibekwe was a beast on the boards at 7 per game, leading the camp. He is obviously an elite level athlete with great length and fluidity. His problem is fitting a position and his lack of strength. Ibekwe had a solid showing. he wasn't selfish and didn't force shots. He has a shot to get drafted based on his great athletic ability, but may run into problems sticking in the league due to his lack of strength/position.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ekene Ibekwe is an NBA PERFECT CANDIDATE now or tomorrow. He got game and very athletic. He is not a selfish player. He is coachable and has magnificient dunks. A GREAT REBOUNDER AND ONE THE BEST SHOT BLOCKERS IN ACC CONFERENCE. HE SHOULD BE GIVEN A BREAK. THANKS.