Thierry Darlan

Updated on 6/2/24.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 211
Country: Senegal
Professional Team: G-League Ignite
Classification: International ’04
Birthdate: 2/3/2004

2024 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 73
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Decent rebounder for his size
Adequate defender
Good athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Can display spotty shot selection
Can tend to over-dribble, which can lead to turnovers
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can have lapses defensively

Summary:

Thierry Darlan is a very athletic point forward that has been putting up big numbers in the BAL Qualifiers this season. He is a skilled scorer that likes having the ball in his hands. He can both rise up to score on highlight reel-worthy dunks, and he can shoot it from deep. He is a rangy defender that can make some impressive blocks to prevent opponents from getting easy shots at the rim.

However, he can be prone to taking questionable shots and he doesn’t seem to always give enough effort defensively, as he may allow an opponent to score that otherwise shouldn’t. Still, Darlan is a high upside prospect that could be worth it for NBA teams to give him a look in the late first to the second round range for the 2024 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
FIBA Basketball Page

Games Scouted:
11/22/22 NBA Academy Africa vs. Cape Town Tigers
12/14/23 G-League Ignite vs. Rip City Remix
1/17/24 G-League Ignite vs. Mexico City

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