2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Romero Osby, Power Forward, Oklahoma

By Paul Seaver
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Name: Romero Osby

Age: 23

Height: 6-foot-8

Position: Power Forward

School/Country: Oklahoma

Latest Stats: 16.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.3 apg


The name Romero Osby should be more recognizable after a season in which the senior power forward by way of Oklahoma averaged 16.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Osby does not have any draft guarantees at this point, so he will have to impress in pre-draft workouts if he hopes to hear his name called on that final Thursday in June.

At 6-foot-8, Osby may be a bit undersized for the power forward position at the NBA level, but he makes up for things with his physical play inside. He’s an on-the-rise prospect who has continuously molded himself into an NBA-caliber talent. Osby began his career at Mississippi State, but never averaged more than five points per game. Osby’s decision to transfer to Oklahoma following the 2009-10 season was by far one of his better decisions and his numbers over the past two seasons are a clear indication of that.


Strengths: Osby has a unique skill set around the basket and an improving game at 6-foot-8. He’s a powerful force inside and his physicality is what allows him to be effective around the rim. Osby has a decent face-up game and his range is certainly improving.


Weaknesses: Osby could struggle against taller, more athletic power forwards, so he’s going to need to continue to expand his range and game on the perimeter. Osby doesn’t have much potential along the perimeter and he’s not quick enough to play the small forward position. His ability to stretch the floor though is what he needs to take advantage of.


Draft Projection: Late Second Round to Undrafted


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