Ilimane Diop

Height: 6-11

Weight: 225

Country: Senegal

Professional Team: Laboral Kutxa Baskonia

Classification: International ’95

Birthdate: 4/4/1995

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted​

 
Pros:

Active finisher around the basket

Adequate low post scorer

Excels at scoring on the move

Good free throw shooter

Decent playmaker for a big man

Adequate rebounder

Adequate shot blocker

Solid athlete

Plays in some of the top professional leagues

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game

Must expand upon his low post moves

May be fairly raw offensively

Can be out of position when going for boards

Can be quite foul prone

Does not see enough playing time

Summary:

Ilimane Diop is an athletic center that could perhaps project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA, as he can rebound, block shots, and finish plays around the basket.  But he rarely sees playing time in the ACB, and can tend to pick up fouls quickly.

Diop will need to significantly improve his offensive skills and stay out of foul trouble, as he can tend to be too undisciplined on the defensive end at times.  As of right now, he projects to be a borderline second round prospect for the upcoming NBA draft.

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Games Scouted:

1/3/17 Laboral Kutxa vs. Real Madrid

1/8/17 Laboral Kutxa vs. Fuenlabrada