Ousmane N’Diaye

Updated on 11/16/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 210
Country: Senegal
Professional Team: Grupo Eleyco Baskonia
Classification: International ‘04
Birthdate: 3/19/2004

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Handles the ball fairly well
Solid rebounder
Decent defender
Good shot blocker
Good athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot
Can display spotty shot selection
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Classic tweener, may be in between forward positions

Summary:

Ousmane N’Diaye is a very athletic, energetic forward that has a variety of skills that could prove to be useful at the next level.  He excels at attacking the hoop to score, and he also will use off-ball motion to score.  He also is a solid rebounder and defender that will block plenty of shots.  On the downside, he will need to be a more consistent outside shooter, and take better care of the basketball on offense.  Currently, he projects to go in the late first to the second round for the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Early 2023 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
11/6/21 Dragons Rhoensdorf vs. Lok Bernau

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