Ibou Dianko Badji


POSITION: CFROM: Barcelona (Senegal)HT: 7-1WT: 230
BORN: 10/13/01YEAR: Int.01WING: 7-8REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Ibou is one of the most intriguing young talents in the world thanks to his quick-twitch athleticism in a chiseled 7-1 frame. It’s not every day that you see a player with his physical attributes and he really stands out, just moving up and down the court.

He alters the game on the defensive end and is an anchor in the lane. He does a decent job of staying vertical and blocking shot without fouling. The Dikembe Mutumbo comparison gets thrown around too often but with Badji it really seems to fit. His impact on the defensive end should translate to the NBA level and he’ll block a lot of shots in his career.

His offensive game is very raw but he shows the makings of jump shooting ability and ball handling skills. He projects as more than just a back to the basket type of center in the future. For now he scores mostly on devastating dunks and face-up power moves to the basket.

He should get a lot more hype and name recognition as the 2021 draft gets closer.


  • Dikembe

Draft Projection

lottery to mid first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft


2021 Centers

  1. Evan Mobley – 7-0 – USC
  2. Ibou Dianko Badji – 7-1 – SenegalĀ 
  3. Mark Williams – 7-0 – Duke
  4. Oscar Tshiebwe – 6-9 – West Virginia
  5. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
  6. Moussa Cisse – 6-11 – Brooklyn, NY (Guinea)Ā 
  7. Kai Sotto – 7-2 – G League (Philippines)
  8. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  9. Conner Vanover – 7-3 – ArkansasĀ 
  10. Khalifa Diop – 6-11 – SenegalĀ 
  11. Charles Bassey – 6-10 – Western Kentucky (Nigeria)
  12. Kofi Cockburn – 7-0 – Illinois
  13. Neemias Queta – 6-11 – Utah St (Portugal)
  14. Ikey Obiagu – 7-1 – Seton Hall