Bruce Pearl: Knicks Have Been ‘Very Inquisitive’ Over Isaac Okoro

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said that the New York Knicks are doing their homework on Isaac Okoro.

The 19-year-old Okoro averaged 12.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in his freshman year at Auburn.

Okoro ranked in the 86th percentile in points per possession and in the 80th percentile in points per possession in transitions according to the NBA.

“They’ve talked to strength coaches, trainers, assistant coaches – they’ve done their homework. And they’ve liked Isaac from the jump,” said Pearl.

Pearl then compared Okoro’s game with Andre Iguodala.

“He’s quick enough to keep point guards out of the paint – he can really move his feet. And if he has to get switched on to a center, he can chest him up.

That’s rare. Sometimes, he reminded me of Andre Iguodala with the way he impacted games,” added Pearl.

Okoro is currently ranked as the No. 7 prospect in the draft by ESPN.


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