H: 6' 9"|
W: 220 lbs
(25 Years Old)
Current: PF/C |
Hometown: Medina Gouna, Senegal
Integrating a very athletic and intimidating inside duo with Papa Abdoulaye, Diouff put together a pretty effective performance on both ends of the court, despite possessing a limited repertoire. He’s a very well-built and athletic 6-9 power forward, who makes a living off his short jumper. Indeed his go-to move is a turnaround shot he releases from the low post. Whenever he receives the ball there, he takes a few dribbles looking for contact, and then turns to either shoulder while creating some space with his match-up in order to release his jumper, showing a nice touch in the process. Actually, he’s a solid free-throw shooter and can hit short-range shots with consistency, but his effectiveness noticeably decreases as he goes further away from the basket. Diouff can also go for short jump-hooks, while he can easily play above the rim to finish around the basket.
Right now, he’s more of a back-to-the-basket player, but Diouff looks in the process of adding some face-up skills. His ball-handling ability looks underwhelming at this point, but he’s not shying away from trying to beat his opponents off the dribble. Most of his attempts came from beyond the three-point line, right in front of the basket, and also first putting the ball on the floor and later attacking his match-up, usually with bad results, as he doesn’t handle the ball well enough to manage a decent first step.