The 2022 NBA Draft is set to take place on Thursday, June 23rd. Following the results of the NBA Draft Lottery, we now have a full picture of this year’s order of picks. There are plenty of quality prospects in this year’s NBA Draft class. Among the players that are expected to be picked this year is forward Ousmane Dieng out of New Zealand. The following is a complete Ousmane Dieng draft profile including stats, highlights and an NBA Mock Draft projection.
Ousmane Dieng NBA Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Team: New Zealand Breakers
2021-22 Ousmane Dieng Stats | New Zealand Breakers
Ousmane Dieng Draft Profile
Even though Ousmane Dieng is a bit of a mystery and risk in this draft, his 6-9, 185-pound frame should be very intriguing for rebuilding teams. As a big guy, Dieng has shown the ability to handle the ball with care and dribble around bigger defenders. With handling the ball, Dieng has a good feel of the court, making him a potential playmaker and facilitator. The most intriguing thing about Dieng is that it feels like he is so raw, that if he gets put into the right position, he could thrive. Dieng’s speed has become a major talking point as he can push the ball in transition, quickly, or run the wing on the fast break with much success.
Dieng’s three-point shooting is the biggest concern in his game. His poor shooting numbers helped to contribute to why he has been sliding on mock drafts lately. While some teams may take a risk on his raw talent, it is a risk. You would have to imagine that a team, who is a couple of pieces away from competing will not take the time to develop Dieng. Scoring will be the major reason why Dieng may fall in this draft.
Ousmane Dieng Highlights
Ousmane Dieng Draft Projection
All 2022 NBA Draft projections are taken from the latest Yahoo! Sports NBA Mock Draft by Krysten Peek.
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