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Mamadi Diakite

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: VirginiaHT: 6-9WT: 228
BORN: 1/21/97YEAR: Sr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

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.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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2020 Power Forwards

  1. Obi Toppin – 6-9 – Dayton 
  2. Aleksej Pokusevski – 7-0 – Serbia
  3. Precious Achiuwa – 6-9 – Memphis 
  4. Paul Reed – 6-9 – DePaul
  5. Jalen Smith – 6-10 – Maryland
  6. Xavier Tillman – 6-8 – Michigan State
  7. Mamadi Diakite – 6-9 – Virginia
  8. Reggie Perry – 6-9 – Mississippi State
  9. Lamar Stevens – 6-8 – Penn State
  10. Killian Tillie – 6-10 – Gonzaga (France)
  11. Paul Eboua – 6-8 – Cameroon 
  12. Emmitt Williams – 6-6 – LSU
  13. E.J. Montgomery – 6-10 – Kentucky