Deme Mambaye

Not in any ranking or draft
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
Position: PF
Hometown: , Senegal
Current Team: Malaga
Win - Loss: 8 - 8


Nike International Junior Tournament in Paris: Top Prospects

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
May 17, 2010, 07:54 pm
Another of the new breed of African wing prospects discussed previously, Deme Mambaye looks significantly rawer than Senegalese counterpart Pape Amadou, but nonetheless has some intriguing characteristics.

A good athlete with nice size, Mambaye has an incredibly skinny frame with a lower body that absolutely must develop if he's to see minutes at the senior level.

Fairly limited offensively, Mambaye's main virtues at the moment lie on the defensive end. He's an active, competitive guy who puts the effort in and can make plays guarding either forward position.

Offensively, he has a nice first step and shows potential as a shot creator from the perimeter, which bodes well for his future as a small forward. His perimeter stroke is ugly, though, and he struggled to make shots here in Paris, something he must work on.

With that said, Mambaye seems to have a pretty good feel for the game. He moves the ball around nicely on the perimeter and makes solid rotations defensively. He's a young prospect in a very early stage of his development, so we'll have to see how he progresses from here.