Minnesota sophomore big man Daniel Oturu will declare for the 2020 NBA Draft per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
University of Minnesota sophomore F/C Daniel Oturu plans to enter the 2020 NBA Draft, he tells ESPN. https://t.co/EhPEbQUbMx
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 23, 2020
The six-foot-10 Oturu is rated as a late-first to early second-round pick by most draft analysts. He’s considered to be in the mix for teams needing a big man at the back part of the first round. ESPN currently has him ranked 37th on their top prospects list.
Oturu averaged 20.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks for the Golden Gophers in 2019-20. He shot over 56% from the field and over 70% from the free throw line.
The forward/center started extending his range to the college three-point line during his sophomore campaign. He made 19-of-52 from behind the arc, after attempting just two three-pointers as a freshman.
Oturu was named to the Big Ten All-Defensive First Team and was on the All-Big Ten Second Team.