NBA Draft Spotlight: Sekou Doumbouya

There is little debate that Sekou Doumbouya is the top international prospect should he decide to enter the 2019 NBA Draft. He should have no problem piquing the interest of a number of teams selecting in the lottery.

Position: SF From: France Class/YOB: 2000
Height: 6’9 Weight: 230 Wingspan: 6’11

 

Strengths:

  • Big wing with promising physical traits. Very agile and coordinated at his size. Pretty solid build for a teenager
  • Good arc on his shot, even though it’s inconsistent. Looks really good when it goes in. Has to focus in on a repeatable release point
  • Best potential skill is his defensive flexibility. Shoots the gap well. Anticipates on the weak side for blocked shots. Will need to hone aggressiveness
  • Attacks with force. A guy that can rip through and get to the rim in one dribble. Very long strides and sound body control
  • Willing passer that has brought the ball up some. Height allows for passing angles that smaller wings are unable to find

Weaknesses:

  • Can do more than is required with the ball. Dances a little more than he needs to in order to get to the basket
  • Not a scorer off the dribble. More of a project offensively. Needs to develop his middle game
  • Jump shot could be good, but it has not translated into results so far
  • Energy can get the best of him on defense. Doesn’t always pick the right times to be aggressive. Has a tendency to leave shooters or the offensive glass open by overhelping

Stats:

PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% 3PT% FT%
5.9 2.8 0.5 0.5 0.4 1.1 51.4% 28.9% 76.2%

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