14 - Moussa Diabate

6-9, 190 Power Forward
Michigan HS Senior
01/27/02 (19 yrs)
Paris, France
High School
IMG Academy
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills
92 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Al Harrington

Strengths: 6’9 versatile forward … Good length with a 7’1 wingspan … Good coordination, mobility, and fluidity. Good athlete and runs the floor well … Good face-up game and versatility. Can shoot from midrange and range extends to the 3PT line. Can score inside and out and plays anywhere on the floor … Very good rebounder, especially offensively. Scores well on second chance opportunities. Averaged a 4th best 10.3 (1st 5.3 offensive) and a 3rd best 11.1 (1st 6.6 offensive) rebounds per game at the U16 and U18 Euro Championship A in 2018 and 2019 … Averaged 11.1 points per game at the U16 Euro Championship A in 2018 and 13.1 points per game on 53.3% FG% at the U18 in 2019 … Solid ball handler for his size and can push the ball up the floor with either hand after defensive rebounds. Can put it on the floor and get to the rim. Uses euro-step when appropriate … Solid passing ability at his size and plays well in the high-post. Can play high/low with other big men. Alert. Keeps his head up, moves the ball quick, does a good job hitting the open man, and consistently makes the extra pass … Vocal, especially on the defensive end …

Weaknesses: Slight frame, lacks strength in both upper and lower body. Aggression isn’t bad but he can be stronger with the ball and can protect it better in traffic … Shooting form isn’t bad but sometimes pushes the ball, causing it to fall short. Shooting can improve as he’s not consistently a threat to stretch the floor and results vary by day. Shot 33.3% 3PT% (1-3 3PT) over 8 games at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 and 0-4 3PT over 5 games in 2019. Shot 0-1 3PT at the U16 and 0-5 3PT at the U18 Euro Championship A in 2018 and 2019 … Poor free throw shooter. Shot 50% FT% (3-6 FT) at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018. Shot 54.8% FT% and 46.2% FT% at the U16 and U18 Euro Championship A in 2018 and 2019 … Has room to expand post-game. Can improve shooting efficiency. Shot 30.4% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2018 and 43.8% FG% in 2019. Shot 42.9% FG% at the U16 Euro Championship A in 2018 … Solid passing overall, but telegraphs passes at times … Not a bad defender but doesn’t stand out as a shot blocker like someone with his size, athleticism, and ability suggest. Shows versatility on the defensive end but doesn’t have incredible quickness laterally on the perimeter … Older for his class, will turn 19 in January of his senior year of high school …

Outlook: Michigan commit … Transferred from DME Academy to IMG Academy for his junior year of high school … Named to the Grind Session 3rd Team in 2019 …

Evan Tomes 12/10/20

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