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Stanford’s KZ Okpala entering 2019 NBA Draft

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CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 12: KZ Okpala #0 of the Stanford Cardinal dunks against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the first half of their game at the Dean Smith Center on November 12, 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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Stanford sophomore KZ Okpala became the latest promising prospect to enter the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday.

The intriguing 6-foot-9 forward put together a very good season in the Pac-12 for the Cardinal as Okpala averaged 16.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 rebounds per game while shooting 46 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range.

Viewed by some NBA draft analysts as a potential first-round pick, Okpala could rise up draft boards with strong workouts over the next several weeks. Turning 20 years old later this month, Okpala is still pretty young for his class as he shows a lot of explosiveness and upside.

If Okpala can prove that his perimeter jumper is reliable then he could be a multi-positional forward that a lot of NBA teams covet.