Emeka Okafor
current status: Unrestricted free agent
Birth Date:September 28, 1982 (32 years old)
Place of Birth:Houston, TX
Experience:9 years
Drafted:Drafted by Charlotte in 2004 (1/2).
Scouting Report
Assets: A dominant inside force, especially under the defensive glass. A premier rebounder and shot-blocker who's extremely active and powerful under the basket. Has a high motor and is a quiet leader. Doesn't make many mistakes with the ball.
Flaws: Lacks much of a shooting stroke (especially on free throws) and struggles to create his own shot effectively. Not much of a passer. Has been injury-prone and somewhat inconsistent throughout his career.
Career Potential: Excellent defensive center (when focused and healthy).
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NBA Eddie Gottlieb Trophy 2004-05
NBA All-Rookie First Team 2004-05
NCAA Member of NCAA Division I championship team 2003-04
NCAA Division I Tournament Most Outstanding Player 2003-04
NCAA The Sporting News All-America First Team 2003-04
Olympics Member of the bronze-winning U.S. Olympic Team 2004