Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
Professional Team: Laboral Kutxa Baskonia
Classification: International ’95
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
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 shot blocker
Plays in some of the top professional leagues
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
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.
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