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Michel Diouff
Team: Barcelona
PhysicalsPositions Misc
H: 6' 9"
W: 220 lbs
Bday: 03/04/1990
(24 Years Old)
Current: PF/C
NBA:   PF
Possible: PF
High School:
Hometown: Medina Gouna, Senegal

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LíHospitalet 2008: Itís a Big World
January 16, 2008
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. Heís 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, heís 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, heís 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 heís 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 doesnít handle the ball well enough to manage a decent first step.
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