K-State's Wesley Iwundu shoots the ball against Washburn's Cameron Wiggins at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on November 4, 2016. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

Wesley Iwundu (SG/SF/PF Kansas State)

Measurables: 6’7”, 7’1” wingspan, 193 lbs, 22.4 years old

Strengths

  • Handles ball and moves extremely well for his size
  • Fantastic physical profile
  • Improving jumper with solid mechanics – 38% 3-point, 77% FT
  • Good defensive effort level
  • Smart PnR ball handler and good passer – 23 AST% to 17 TOV%
  • Could he be converted to a 6’7” PG?
  • Scrappy on boards – 12.3 TRB%
  • Versatility is a big plus – easily swings between 3 positions
  • FT% improved last season at KSU
  • Fairly good at drawing fouls – 5.8 FTA/40
  • Makes plays in traffic – great drive and kick ability
  • Underrated finisher – 62.5% at rim with 70% unassisted
  • Extremely long – almost the same height to wingspan difference as OG Anunoby

Weaknesses

  • Needs to add strength on O and D
  • Finishing ability needs to improve
  • Defensive IQ needs to catch up with body/effort level
  • Doesn’t consistently assert himself on offense
  • Doesn’t generate as many steals/blocks as he should
  • Can struggle vs length at rim
  • Has to tighten handle to continue to improve as playmaker
  • Not overly explosive, hampers finishing ability
  • Has little offensive role in NBA if 3 point doesn’t pan out
  • Not much off-dribble ability – 36.6% on 2-point outside rim
  • Disappears in some games
  • Small sample size for improved jump shot
  • Already 22

Overall

  • Iwundu look like he can be a solid, versatile rotational wing right away. His ability to handle the ball is huge, as won’t just have to stand in the corner on offense. He has the tools defend 4 positions well; he just needs to be coached up on that end of the floor. His frame needs to add strength, as he’s very thin right now, but his length and fundamentals help him a lot on defense already. If his 3 ball gets to consistent 37-40% range he will be a longtime starter in the league. He will be a steal in the 2nd round and could help a good team at the end of the 1st from day 1. His versatile game will be a boon as long as his 3 point shot is a legit threat.

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