Moussa Cisse

Updated on 12/31/23.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 230
College: Mississippi
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 9/10/2002

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

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

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game
Must extend his shooting range
Bad free throw shooter
Struggles to protect the ball, is turnover prone
Quite raw offensively
Can be foul prone
Can struggle to defend players out on the perimeter

Summary:

Moussa Cisse is a very 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 2024 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
On3’s Article Mentions Cisse Transferred to Ole Miss

Games Scouted:
12/13/19 Lausanne Collegiate School vs. Surge Christian
3/25/21 Memphis vs. Boise State
12/31/23 Mississippi vs. Bryant

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