Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
Professional Team: Gran Canaria
Classification: International ‘02
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 58
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2022 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 39 by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Solid low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Tremendous free throw generator
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Not an elite shot blocker
Quite foul prone
Khalifa Diop is an athletic, energetic big man that can score in the post, and he also is a very good rebounder. He can finish plays above the rim, and he also can play solid position defense. He will need to improve his face-up game and passing ability, but he could project to be a rotational big man for a team in the NBA.
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
7/2/19 Senegal vs. USA
9/25/21 Gran Canaria vs. Unicaja Malaga
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