Moussa Cisse


HT: 6-10WT: 215

Draft Notes

Cisse came to the U.S. from Guinea and is quickly making his presence felt. He is an elite level prospect who looks to be on the fast track to the NBA after a year or two under Coach Penny at Memphis.

Cisse is a great shot blocker to changes the game on the defensive end. He gets off the floor quickly, has good patience and timing and seems to take a lot of pride in defending the rim. He appears to have really good length and can alter shots even when he doesn’t jump.

Moussa Cisse has a lot of athletic upside: he’s a quick and explosive athlete with excellent coordination for a near 7-footer and he changes ends quickly. He’s a very fluid open court athlete.

At this point he’s not a polished offensive player and has a long ways to go to become a “modern” center, one who can shoot with range and make plays on the perimeter. He’s a rim runner, a lob threat and is starting to figure out some post moves. His quickness off the floor is his best weapon and he’s a threat on the offensive glass.


  • Bismack Biyombo

Draft Projection

mid first to mid second round pick in the 2021 or 2022 NBA Draft


2021 Centers

  1. Evan Mobley – 7-0 – USC
  2. Ibou Dianko Badji – 7-1 – Senegal 
  3. Sandro Mamukelashvili – 6-11 – Seton Hall (Georgia)
  4. Charles Bassey – 6-10 – Western Kentucky (Nigeria)
  5. Ariel Hukporti – 6-11 – Germany
  6. Luka Garza – 6-11 – Iowa
  7. Kofi Cockburn – 7-0 – Illinois
  8. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
  9. Kai Sotto – 7-2 – G League (Philippines)
  10. Conner Vanover – 7-3 – Arkansas 
  11. Filip Petrusev – 6-11 – Gonzaga (Serbia)
  12. Alperen Sengün – 6-9 – Turkey
  13. Khalifa Diop – 6-11 – Senegal 
  14. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  15. Neemias Queta – 6-11 – Utah St (Portugal)
  16. Ikey Obiagu – 7-1 – Seton Hall