Eli John N’Diaye
Updated on 4/26/23. Written by Alan Lu.
Professional Team: Real Madrid
Classification: International ‘04
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Decent defender that can get steals
Very good athlete
Needs to improve his shooting
Can display spotty shot selection
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Classic tweener, may be in between forward positions
Can be undisciplined defensively
Limited experience against top-notch competition
Eli John N’Diaye is a very athletic, energetic combo forward that thrives at making hustle plays. He can throw down highlight reel-worthy dunks above the rim, and he also can get numerous rebounds and steals for his team. He will need to be a more consistent outside shooter and take better care of the basketball. Still, he is a talented prospect that may have considerable upside, and he could swiftly move up draft boards if he shows that he can play well in high-level, international basketball.
Prospective Insight’s Article on the 2022 ANGT Ljubljana
4/15/22 Real Madrid U18 vs. Basket Brno U18
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