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5 - Aziz NDiaye

Washington 

  • Birthday: 5/16/88
  • NBA Position: Center
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 7-0
  • Wt: 260
  • Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
  • High School: Lake Forest Park Academy
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Solomon Alibi

Strengths: Ideal size for the center position with a massize wingspan and huge standing reach ... Showed a great deal of improvement during his time at UW, particular on the offensive end ... Very difficult to box out on the offensive glass, first in the Pac-12 at 3.3 orpg as a senior ... Length effects number of shots, was named to the All-Pac 12 Defensive 1st Team as a senior as well ... Knows his role and developed some touch near the basket ... Had a very low foul rate for a player with his size, was able to stay on the court for extended minutes when that tends to be a problem with larger centers ... Shot 56% FG over his 3 years at Washington ... Developed a baby hook, which given his size was difficult to defend

Weaknesses: Hands are questionable ... While he may not move to badly given his size, still quite slow laterally ... Also lacks optimal straight line speed ... Very limited offensively, never developed into much of a post threat ... Already 25 years old and still relatively raw ... Given his massive size, one might expect him to block a few more shots ... Mechanical in trying to get into his post moves ... High number of turnovers given how little he was asked to participate in the offense ... Really poor free throw shooter, to go along with his shooting range being limited ... Gets little lift off of the floor ... Makes pretty much any team he is on have to go into half court sets on offense, would have trouble keeping up with a running team ... Quick centers are a major challenge for him to defend ... Still developing his basketball IQ

Notes: Was part of NBA and NIKE sponsored SEEDS program and appears in documentary on the emergence of basketball in Africa called "Elevate" ... Went to College of Southern Idaho before finishing his last three years of eligibility at the University of Washington ... Redshirted during the 2009-10 season after tearing his ACL ... Name is pronounced: AH-zeese EN-jai ("jai" rhymes with "eye") ... Started playing basketball at the age of 14 after playing soccer in his youth ... May get looks due to his size, yet is unlikely to get drafted ... Should get on a summer camp roster and seems likely to be headed to either Europe or the D-League

Mike Visenberg 6/25/13

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