Moussa Cisse

Updated on 7/3/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 215
College: Oklahoma State
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 9/10/2002

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate low post scorer
Very good rebounder
Decent defender
Very good shot blocker
Good athlete
Solid motor

Cons:

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

Summary:

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 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
ESPN’s Article on Cisse Committing to Memphis
NBA G-League’s 2021 G-League Elite Camp Player Measurements
ESPN’s Article on Cisse Transferring to Oklahoma State

Games Scouted:
12/13/19 Lausanne Collegiate School vs. Surge Christian
3/25/21 Memphis vs. Boise State

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