2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Gorgui Dieng





Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Gorgui Dieng


Position: Center

Size: 6-11, 245

School: Louisville, Junior


Strengths:
  • Shot blocking
  • Alters shots at the rim
  • Lateral quickness as a defender
  • Length
  • Active on the boards
  • Athleticism
  • Solid face-up game
  • Mid-range jumper
  • Right-handed hook shot
  • Footwork in the post
  • Runs the floor well
  • Quality passer for a big




  • Weaknesses:
  • Strength
  • Jump shot still a work in progress
  • Becoming a better finisher around the rim with his left hand
  • Puts the ball on the deck after an offensive rebound too often rather than just going up strong


  • Summary: Known as a shot blocking/rebounding/defensive-minded big man, Dieng projects to be a backup at the next level. His ability to score the basketball has improved year-by-year but is still a work in progress. On draft night, he figures to fall somewhere from the mid-teens to early 20s.

    Player Comparison: Serge Ibaka/Ekpe Udoh. Dieng is somewhere between Ekpe Udoh and Serge Ibaka. All three guys are long, athletic, and entered the league with developing offensive games. Ibaka has really improved on the offensive end while Udoh has not. Dieng should be a more effective pro than Udoh, but not near Ibaka's level unless his offensive game really makes strides.







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    2013 NBA Mock Draft


    2014 NBA Mock Draft


    2013 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings


    2013 NBA Draft Scouting Reports








    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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