Negedu was a monster in terms of sheer intimidation over the weekend, but was not the dominant presence that he has proven to be over the years. He seemed far more concerned with showing everyone in attendance that he is attempting to become a small forward than he did with playing his usual game, which usually revolves around bullying foes around the basket.
The Arizona commit showed off his ridiculous strength and athleticism a few occasions via monstrous dunks in transition and impressive blocked shots. Owning the physique of an NBA post player, he is able to outmuscle opponents in the pivot with regularity. Emmanuels game is primarily based on his strength and leaping ability, although if you hadnt seen him before this weekend, you might not have been able to tell. Opting mostly to hang out on the perimeter, as well as battling foul trouble, he struggled mightily this weekend and didnt play anywhere near his capabilities.
At a generous 67, Negedu, is an undersized power forward who doesnt have a great deal of finesse skills. He still needs plenty of work on his shot before he even thinks of attempting 5 three pointers in a game again, and shows very raw footwork on the blocks. All in all, the Brewster man-child still has a ways to go in terms of perimeter skills before he can be considered an NBA draft prospect. However, were pretty certain that Negedu will be an excellent compliment to Brandon Jennings and will prove to ultimately be a very nice college player down the road.