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Bilal Coulibaly

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SFFROM: FranceHT: 6-8WT: 195
BORN: 7/26/04YEAR: Int.04WING: 7-2REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Coulibaly is an upside athlete with awesome physical tools. He’s a long, springy, bouncy athlete with great open court speed and above the rim ability. While his game is still raw and unrefined he’s starting to put it all together and putting up nice numbers in the top league in France.

On the offensive end Coulibaly is a slasher, cutter and instinctive scorer. He’s developing the ball handling/driving ability to take advantage of his impressive speed and hops. He loves to get downhill and has impressive deceleration ability, letting the defender fly by, before going up to score. Has a great euro-step in the lane and creative finishing ability.

His outside shooting is an area that will need improvement. He can hit the 3 but needs to sped up his shot and get more consistent.

Coulibaly is a versatile and disruptive defender who uses his elite athletic tools and freaky length to pester ball handlers and disrupt passing lanes. He does a great job of fighting over screens and gives great effort on the defensive end.

Easily passes the eye test. Glides around the court with smooth athleticism, making other players look like they’re moving in slow motion. Has a chance to be special.


Comparisons

  • baby Giannis
  • a taller, longer Gerald Green

Draft Projection

lottery to mid first round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 SF Rankings

  1. Brandon Miller – 6-8 – Alabama
  2. Bilal Coulibaly – 6-8 – France
  3. Cam Whitmore – 6-7 – Villanova
  4. Gradey Dick – 6-7 – Kansas
  5. Rayan Rupert – 6-7 – France
  6. Sidy Cissoko – 6-7 – G League Ignite (France)
  7. Brice Sensabaugh – 6-6 – Ohio State
  8. Maxwell Lewis – 6-7 – Pepperdine
  9. Dariq Whitehead – 6-5 – Duke
  10. Jaime Jaquez Jr. – 6-7 – UCLA
  11. Colby Jones – 6-6 – Xavier
  12. Andre Jackson – 6-6 – UConn
  13. Jordan Walsh – 6-7 – Arkansas
  14. Julian Phillips – 6-7 – Tennessee
  15. Seth Lundy – 6-6 – Penn State
  16. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Kansas State
  17. Emoni Bates – 6-8 1/2 – Eastern Michigan
  18. Jordan Miller – 6-7 – Miami
  19. Kobe Brown – 6-8 – Missouri
  20. Jalen Wilson – 6-7 – Kansas
  21. Jalen Slawson – 6-7 – Furman
  22. Alex Fudge – 6-8 – Florida
  23. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Illinois