Strengths: Huge standing at 7-foot and weighing 300 pounds Diop takes up a good amount of
space ... Good feel around the basket is starting to learn how to use the glass
on his hook shots and most importantly using both hands to score .... Excellent
shot-blocker rarely bites on fakes and has long arms to go with quick leaping
ability ... Very good rebounder owns a good set of hands that can scrape
rebounds and even get rebounds out of position ... Runs the floor well although
not nearly as fast as high school chum Tyson Chandler... Has really started to
develop some good post moves even adding a turnaround jumper ... Coach able has
improved remarkable considering that he has only really played organized
basketball for the past 2 years .... Has loads of raw untapped potential
something that Gm's and scouts crave ....
Weakness: Really needs to lose some weight because I personally think he plays way better
at 265-270 pounds .... Offensively raw at this point has basically gotten away
with being bigger than the competition ... Has a terrible tendency that most
young centers have and that is putting the ball on the floor for either a
put-back or lay-up which allows smaller players to interfere or worst yet steal
the ball .... Fundamentals are far from polished although he has gotten
considerably better than he was 3 years ago ... Doesn't possesses the best
stamina this could be could be a function of him hauling around more weight
(310) like I said if he loses some weight except this problem to subside ....
Has to learn when to defend aggressive as he can become foul prone on some
occasions during a game...