Elie Okobo selected by Suns with 31st pick

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In the second round, the Suns selected Elie Okobo with the 31st pick.

Okobo had a breakout season in 2017-18 for Pau-Orthez in France. He had a team-leading 12.9 points and 4.6 assists in 26.3 minutes played. The guard was a 2018 French League All-Star and in 2017, was the French League Best Young Player Runner-Up.

Many scouts have praised the improvements Okobo has made in the last year, noting that his strengths are his ability to change speed and the natural scoring instincts he possesses. 

The general consensus by scouts of what he needs to work on include developing as a playmaker and his shot selection, which are big adjustments he will need to make in order to be successful in the NBA.