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Chimezie Metu
PPG RPG APG
15.7 7.4 1.6
Team: USC TrojansHeight: 6-11 Born: 3/22/1997
Class-Eligibility: Jr-JrWeight: 225 Hometown: Lawndale, CA


Scouting Report

There's a lot to like when looking at Metu's resume. He's an athletic big man who runs the floor well and can contribute defensively. The major knock on him, however, is his lack of consistency on offense, as well as the inability to regularly create on his own. After averaging 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds as a sophomore, Metu was at 15.7 and 7.4 last season. He shot 52.3 percent this past season and is able to knock down a mid-range jumper, but a lot of what he does close to the basket comes from cleaning up on missed shots or being fed ally oops. He showed off his athleticism at the draft combine, ranking in the top five among centers in the lane agility drill and shuttle run while registering the best max vertical leap at 36 inches. Although he moves admirably for his size, he doesn't play a physical brand of basketball and there's concern he could get pushed around in the NBA. He doesn't have the skill set of a true wing, so playing closer to the perimeter isn't the solution. Metu stacks up favorably in several areas against other bigs projected to go in the first round, but there are enough question marks about his game that he'll likely get drafted in the second.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
15-16 USC 34 2 18.5 6.4 3.6 0.5 0.6 1.6 1.1 2.5 .518 .000 .513
16-17 USC 36 36 31.3 14.8 7.8 1.4 0.8 1.5 2.1 2.5 .552 .500 .741
17-18 USC 34 33 31.0 15.7 7.4 1.6 0.8 1.7 2.0 2.6 .523 .300 .730
Career 104 71 27.0 12.3 6.3 1.2 0.7 1.6 1.7 2.5 .533 .302 .692

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
15-16 USC 34 2 628 88 170 0 1 41 80 54 123 18 19 54 36 85 217
16-17 USC 36 36 1128 202 366 1 2 129 174 73 280 50 28 55 76 89 534
17-18 USC 34 33 1053 205 392 12 40 111 152 64 253 53 27 59 68 87 533
Career 104 71 2809 495 928 13 43 281 406 191 656 121 74 168 180 261 1284

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/10 CSF W 84-42 23 7 14 2 2 2 2 5 10 1 0 2 1 0 18
11/13 NDakSt W 75-65 34 6 11 0 1 2 6 0 7 1 1 2 2 3 14
11/19 @Vandy W 93-89 35 9 22 1 2 4 4 3 8 1 0 2 2 3 23
11/22 Lehigh W 88-63 26 6 9 0 0 3 7 3 9 3 1 2 3 1 15
11/26 TexA&M L 59-75 32 5 14 0 1 3 4 1 8 0 1 1 3 4 13
12/2 @SMU L 55-72 32 4 7 0 0 5 7 2 4 1 1 1 1 2 13
12/8 Okla L 83-85 34 5 10 0 0 3 3 2 11 1 1 4 6 4 13
12/14 SantaC W 82-59 30 9 16 0 1 2 2 4 11 1 0 3 2 2 20
12/17 UC-SB W 98-87 27 11 16 3 5 6 8 2 5 1 1 0 1 4 31
12/19 Prince L 93-103 44 10 16 0 0 5 8 0 10 3 0 0 3 2 25
12/22 Akron W 84-53 24 5 8 2 2 4 4 0 8 2 0 1 2 3 16
12/23 MiddTn W 89-84 39 11 15 1 2 4 5 2 9 4 0 0 2 4 27
12/25 @NMSt W 77-72 32 1 8 0 0 4 4 0 3 1 3 3 3 1 6
12/29 Wash L 81-88 33 10 14 0 1 6 8 4 10 2 0 0 1 3 26
12/31 WashSt W 89-71 10 3 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 7
1/4 @Cal W 80-62 11 2 3 0 0 2 3 1 4 0 1 0 1 2 6
1/7 @Stan L 76-77 35 10 16 0 2 0 0 2 5 3 1 3 3 4 20
1/10 Colo W 70-58 28 3 13 0 1 8 8 5 13 1 2 6 1 3 14
1/14 Utah W 84-67 25 4 11 1 2 2 5 1 6 1 1 1 1 3 11
1/18 @Oregon W 75-70 32 7 11 0 0 4 5 2 4 2 0 2 2 2 18
1/20 @OreSt W 74-67 33 2 8 0 1 8 8 1 4 1 0 3 1 3 12
1/24 Stan W 69-64 33 5 11 0 2 2 2 3 10 5 2 2 3 2 12
1/28 Cal W 77-59 31 4 13 0 1 1 1 1 8 1 1 1 0 4 9
2/3 @UCLA L 79-82 33 4 11 0 1 3 3 2 12 2 1 1 0 3 11
2/8 @AriSt L 78-80 23 6 9 0 1 1 2 2 6 3 0 0 5 3 13
2/10 @Ari L 67-81 31 6 13 0 3 6 8 1 4 0 1 0 1 2 18
2/15 Oregon W 72-70 37 8 13 1 2 1 5 2 10 4 0 2 3 2 18
2/17 OreSt W 72-59 36 4 8 0 1 6 7 1 7 2 1 3 2 1 14
2/21 @Colo W 75-64 35 10 16 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 1 2 21
2/24 @Utah W 74-58 32 6 11 0 1 2 3 3 9 0 0 4 3 3 14
3/3 UCLA L 72-83 38 6 13 0 1 4 5 2 10 0 1 2 1 3 16
3/8 OreSt W 61-48 37 10 15 0 1 2 4 5 11 1 0 2 3 2 22
3/9 Oregon W 74-54 38 4 6 0 1 2 2 1 9 2 1 3 2 1 10
3/10 @Ari L 61-75 30 2 6 0 0 3 7 0 4 1 4 0 3 4 7
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