Khalifa Diop

Updated on 10/10/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 231
Country:  Senegal
Professional Team: Gran Canaria
Classification: International ‘02
Birthdate: 1/15/2002

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:

Solid low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Tremendous free throw generator
Solid rebounder
Decent defender
Solid athlete
Solid motor

Cons:

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

Summary:
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.


Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
7/2/19 Senegal vs. USA
9/25/21 Gran Canaria vs. Unicaja Malaga

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