Ousmane Dieng

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PG SG SFFROM: New Zealand Breakers
(France)
HT: 6-7WT: NA
BORN: 5/21/03YEAR: 03WING: 7-0REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Ousmane Dieng has a bright NBA future. The French point-forward is a great ball handler, play-maker scorer and passer. His NBA role projects as a scoring wing with some primary ball handling responsibility.

Ousmane will be playing for the New Zealand Breakers in the NBL this coming season.

The 6-8 wing has a sweet pull-up game and a knack for scoring from mid range, where he does a really good job of driving off of screens and finding space to get his shot. His outside shot looks good but he’s yet to hit at a high enough clip to be considered a good 3pt shooter. But there is a lot of promise with his area of his game and I’d expect him to improve his accuracy over the coming years.

Ousmane is a long, lean athlete with great quickness, lateral speed and overall agility. He definitely looks the part of a NBA player and flashes big upside.

When you watch him the first word that comes to mind is smooth.


Comparisons

  • some shades of Paul George

Draft Projection

possible first round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft or 2023 NBA Draft

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2022 Small Forwards

  1. Patrick Baldwin Jr. – 6-10 – Wisconsin Milwaukee 
  2. Adrian Griffin Jr. – 6-6 – Duke
  3. Caleb Houstan – 6-8 – Michigan (Canada)
  4. Kendall Brown – 6-6 – Baylor
  5. Payton Watson – 6-9 – UCLA
  6. Ousmane Dieng – 6-7 – France
  7. Matthew Mayer – 6-9 – Baylor
  8. Keyontae Johnson – 6-5 – Florida
  9. Julian Champagnie – 6-8 – St. Johns
  10. Johnny Juzang – 6-7 – UCLA
  11. Jalen Wilson – 6-8 – Kansas
  12. Jermaine Samuels – 6-7 – Villanova
  13. Josh Minott – 6-8 – Memphis
  14. Jabari Walker – 6-8 – Colorado
  15. Jordan Hall – 6-8 – St. Joes
  16. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  17. Terrence Shannon Jr. – 6-7 – Texas Tech
  18. Abramo Canka – 6-7 – Italy
  19. Hyunjung Lee – 6-7 – Davidson (South Korea)
  20. Mario Nakic – 6-7 – Serbia
  21. Yannick Kraag – 6-8 – Netherlands
  22. Samuell Williamson – 6-7 – Louisville
  23. Landers Nolley II – 6-7 – Memphis
  24. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe – 6-7 – OK State (Canada)