Watch: Rutgers basketball’s Cliff Omouryi is putting on a show for NBA scouts
Cliff Omoruyi might be gone, this after the
former Rutgers basketball standout put together a strong showing at the G-League Elite Camp.
Omoruyi’s athleticism and potential was on full display and might mean that the Rutgers center is heading to the NBA draft and not back to college for one more season.
For those watching, Omoruyi is playing for ‘Team 4.’
In an 86-81 win over ‘Team 3,’ Omoryi was second on his team in his minutes played (21:04). He went 6-fot-7 from the floor, scoring 12 points (tied with two others for the team lead) and was second on his team with six total rebounds.
His opponent in Saturday’s game was Caleb McConnell, who scored three points with three rebounds and an assist in his team’s loss.
The story from Saturday was Omoruyi, who was fluid in transition and looked dominant in his showing. There is a very real chance that Omoruyi doesn’t return to Rutgers for a final season and instead enters the NBA draft or signs a deal in Europe.
Check out Omoryi’s strong Saturday performance:
I wanna keep seeing more of Cliff Omoruyi 🇳🇬
Has an easy role at the next level as a vertical spacer & pick-and-roll big. 73 dunks and 72 blocks (9 BLK%) this season. 21 y/o Nigerian center is still really early in his development. Started playing late, broke his leg in HS, etc pic.twitter.com/bbFLfbutT4
— Wilko (@wilkomcv) May 13, 2023
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The 6-foot-10 Omoruyi averaged 13.2 points, 2.1 blocks and 9.4 rebounds last season as a junior. All three numbers were career highs for the talented Omoruyi, who was a former four-star recruit.
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