Why the Cavs couldn’t go wrong with drafting Ochai Agbaji

Ochai Agbaji (right), Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Ochai Agbaji (right), Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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Ochai Agbaji, Kansas Jayhawks. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /


As a freshman in college, Agbaji shot 30.7% from 3, and ended up as a senior shooting 40.7% from distance, on what was on a robust 6.5 attempts per outing. This also shows how hard of a worker he is.

Starting college, he wasn’t a real threat from long range. Entering the draft, he was known as one of the best shooting prospects available, as the aforementioned Holtz touched on.

Along those lines, according to NBA.com’s tracking data, the Cavs were one of the worst corner shooting teams, being the 3rd-worst team in that stat. They shot 34.4% from the corners, only being ahead of Golden State Warriors (who somehow won the championship being the worst corner shooting team) and the Oklahoma City Thunder. I’d imagine Agbaji shooting a solid amount of corner 3’s for the Cavs next season.

Somehow, he shot only 74.3% from the free throw line in his senior season, but shot a very solid clip from 3, and his shooting stroke is impressive. Like I mentioned earlier, he is a hard worker, so he should be able to be better in terms of free throw shooting. If he can shoot above 80% from the line, that would be a tremendous help for Cleveland next season.