NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: PF||FROM: Virginia||HT: 6-9||WT: 228|
|BORN: 1/21/97||YEAR: Sr.||WING: NA||REACH: NA|
A wiry and athletic big who is a glue guy on the court. His most valuable NBA skill is his ability to guard in space.
Diakite is an energy big who is at his best in the open court and challenging shots at the rim. He’s not a first or second option on offense kind of guy but he’s developing the ability to hit the open shot and he can score at the rim. He brings more value than his stats would indicate.
One of the older players in the draft – but that’s not necessary seen as a negative these days, with NBA teams looking for ready-to-play talent.
- Harvey Grant
late first to mid second round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft
2020 Power Forwards
- Obi Toppin – 6-9 – Dayton
- Aleksej Pokusevski – 7-0 – Serbia
- Paul Reed – 6-9 – DePaul
- Mamadi Diakite – 6-9 – Virginia
- Jalen Smith – 6-10 – Maryland
- Xavier Tillman – 6-8 – Michigan State
- Reggie Perry – 6-9 – Mississippi State
- Lamar Stevens – 6-8 – Penn State
- Killian Tillie – 6-10 – Gonzaga
- Paul Eboua – 6-8 – Cameroon
- Emmitt Williams – 6-6 – LSU
- E.J. Montgomery – 6-10 – Kentucky