Keita Bates-Diop

Keita Bates-Diop

Position: SF/PF                  College: Ohio State         Class/YOB: Junior

Height: 6’9                         Weight: 223                     Wingspan: 7’3

 

Strengths:

  • Experienced, mature player. Knows who he is as a player and has overcome significant adversity during his time in college.
  • Versatile defender. Has the strength and reach to contest bigs and enough reaction to stay in front of most threes. Projects as a guy who would thrive in a switching lineup.
  • Steadying presence with high-IQ. Won’t try to go outside of his role. Moves the ball, plays within the offense, and is disciplined on defense.
  • Can hit open shots. Shot a lot of threes last year and made a fair amount. Hit one-dribble pull-ups well.
  • Solid post moves. Hits turnarounds regularly and isn’t afraid to expose mismatches.
  • Rebounds out of his area. Doesn’t wait for other guys to clean up misses.

Weaknesses:

  • Doesn’t have that high of a ceiling. Is probably going to be a solid role player no matter where he goes but there isn’t a lot of room for growth.
  • Won’t be much of a scorer off the dribble. Outside of basic pull-ups, he doesn’t do much to beat defenders with dribbling moves.
  • General athleticism is average for a wing.
  • Missed most of junior year with an injury. Need to be wary of re-injury.
  • Some questions about his jumper from a deeper line. Shot about 36% from three as a senior, which is solid, but not necessarily a lock to transition to the NBA line.

Stats:

MPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PPG
33.1 48.0% 35.9% 79.4% 8.7 1.6 0.9 1.6 1.8 19.8