Updated on 3/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate low post scorer
Very good rebounder
Very good shot blocker
Bad free throw shooter
Needs to improve his face-up game
Must extend his shooting range
Struggles to protect the ball, is turnover prone
Quite raw offensively
Can be foul prone
May struggle to defend players out on the perimeter
Moussa Cisse is an athletic, energetic big man that may project to be an elite rim protector in the NBA. He is a very good rebounder and shot blocker that excels at protecting the paint to help get his team stops defensively.
On the other hand, he is quite raw offensively, as he doesn’t have much of a face-up game, and he is an abysmal free throw shooter, and his poor free throw shooting may make him an offensive liability late in close games. Still, he is an athletic, high-motor center whose shot blocking skills and interior defense could make him an intriguing option to consider late in the second round of the 2021 draft.
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
ESPN’s Article on Cisse Committing to Memphis
12/13/19 Lausanne Collegiate School vs. Surge Christian
3/25/21 Memphis vs. Boise State
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