The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have signed center Daniel Oturu (oh-too-roo) from the NBA G League to a 10-day contract via the COVID hardship exception. Per team policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Oturu, 6-foot-8, 240 pounds, is averaging 20.6 points, and team highs of 9.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks, in 32.3 minutes in seven games with the Windy City Bulls. He is shooting .632 (60-95) from the field, .375 (6-16) from three-point range and .706 (12-17) at the free throw line. Oturu has scored in double figures in all seven games, including 20+ points five times, and recorded three double-doubles.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Oturu was picked 33rd overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2020 NBA Draft. He was acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers where he averaged 1.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 5.4 minutes in 30 games as a rookie last season.
Oturu played two collegiate seasons at Minnesota (2018-20), averaging 20.1 points and 11.3 rebounds in 31 games as a sophomore. For his efforts he earned All-Big Ten first team honors.