Poise in handling the ball
Good driving and finishing ability near the rim
A lot of confidence shooting from range
7+ ft. wingspan allows him to be a rim protector, and create contention, and deflections
Has the makings to be a 1v1 threat in the paint
At only 18 has signs of being able to be a scoring forward/wing, and improving overall
Major improvement from beginning to later half of the NBL season
Forces several drives & looks
Will drive into a double team
Needs more arc in his motion from range
27% 3FG% on 4.2 shots per game
Needs to develop athleticism & strength
Offensively limited to the PnR as a handler & in Catch and Shoot 3's
Ousmane showed immense upside in the 2nd half of the NBL season, improving his 3pt shooting, handle, and driving ability. His athleticism, size, and skill project into what could be a legitimate wing scoring threat, as well as a legitimate rim protector due to his quick lateral movement. Although he is a project at the next level, the upside he has already shown at 19 years of age shows the reward could be very worthwhile for any organization looking for an athletic and skilled forward.
Dieng struggled with the size and skill of the NBL, and therefore ranks in the 38th percentile of versatile defenders. Dieng spent much of his time out of position, but struggled to contain his opposition except when matching up out of position. He struggled significantly with switches.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.