* This is not an actual resume submitted by the prospect. This is a fabricated mock-up, of which the player had no part in creating. *

ONYEKA OKONGWU

USC TROJANS | BIG


"Extremely versatile big at both ends of the court who will remind you of a certain Heat player who gave you problems during the Eastern Conference Finals."

Experience


2019-2020

USC Trojans

Chosen as a First-Team All-Pac 12 performer as a freshman after averaging 16.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG and 2.7 BPG.

2015-2019

Chino Hills High School

Top-30 national recruit and two-time California Mr. Basketball who led team to back-to-back CIF Division I state titles while averaging 27 PPG and 11 RPG, 4.3 BPG and 4 APG as a senior.

About Me


  • Age: 19
  • DOB: Dec. 11, 2000
  • Height: 6'9"
  • Wingspan: 7'1"
  • Weight: 245 lbs.
  • 2020 First-Team All-Pac 12
  • 2-time California Mr. Basketball
  • 2-time CIF Division I State Champion

Strengths


  • Athleticism
  • Defensive Versatility
  • Offensive Versatility
  • Passing
  • Ball Handling
  • Team Player
  • Rebounding

Weaknesses


  • Shooting Mechanics
  • Size
  • Communication

References


  • Andy Enfield (head coach, USC Trojans)
  • Steve Baik (head coach, Chino Hills High School)
* This is not an actual cover letter submitted by the prospect. This is a fabricated mock-up, of which the player had no part in creating. *

ONYEKA OKONGWU

USC TROJANS | BIG


November 13, 2020

Boston Celtics
Attn. Danny Ainge
Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters
Boston, MA

Dear Mr. Ainge,

The future of your franchise hangs in the balance as you assess what moves to make to upgrade the roster around your talented core. With a that being said, you deserve nothing short of brute honesty from me, so here it goes...

I am one of many who saw what happened during this year’s Eastern Conference Finals, when Bam Adebayo averaged 21.8 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks per game against you. He was arguably the main reason why your season came to an end.

I have a suggested answer for him and similar athletic freaks around the league as you move through the coming years: me.

We are nearly identical in size and our games are eerily similar. I did to my opponents this past season what Adebayo did to you in the Playoffs; I burned them with an all-around game that is unrivaled in this Draft.

Adebayo was your problem this year, but Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis and other athletic freaks of nature may also stand in your way in the future. I’m telling you with absolute honesty that I believe I could be your answer for them in the coming years.

You won’t be drafting a big if you pick me. You won’t be drafting a wing or a guard, either. I fit the mold of the new, positionless game of basketball – one of which you and Coach Stevens covet and appreciate.

I hope you take my honesty as a breath of fresh air. I may seem to be setting the bar high for myself, but that’s how I like it. I’m ready for the challenge.

Sincerely,
Onyeka Okongwu