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Interesting 2nd-round possibility for Maurie

Discussion in '2021 NBA Draft' started by topfive, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. topfive

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    Mamadou Ndiaye, a 7'6" freshman center from Senegal, currently playing for UC Irvine.

    This guy doesn't seem to be on the radar of many teams at this point and might be worth Morey taking a 2nd-round flyer on. He's not the complete stiff that most 7'4"+ players are (*cough* Thabeet *cough*). I don't know how many years he's been playing, but he exhibits more of a feel for the game than most previous giant African imports -- Dream and Deke excluded, of course. At 290 pounds, he's not a beanpole like Manute Bol was. He doesn't have Yao's massive lower body, but he's already got a stronger upper body than Yao had when he was drafted.

    He recently came close to a triple double against Univ. of Washington with 18 points (7 of 9 FGs), 8 rebs and 9 blocks -- in only 26 minutes. That's against a Div 1 opponent that's not a pushover.

    He seems to be pretty athletic for someone that tall and has a bit of a mean streak. And like they say, you can't teach extreme height.

    Highlights from the UC Irvine/Washington game:

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    I swear he was drafted in the early 2000s...
    Maybe my memory lies.
     
  3. Voice of Aus

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    Perfect campos of a guy who needs to stay in college to fill out that frame. He would get crucified in the nba
     
  4. BigggReddd

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    Nope you're right.
     
  5. topfive

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    Same name, different guy. That guy is now 38 years old. This new version is 20.
     
  6. LCAhmed

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    This guy looks way worse than Thabeet
     
  7. NewBigThree09

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    Oh I see. Thanks for the clarification.
    The "Old" guy is over 7 foot as well and played with Hakeem in his Raptor days I believe. Hence the confusion :p

    On another note,
    This guy looks slow. Don't think he can be a NBA rotational player.
     
  8. Normalus

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    All I see is future legs injury prone.
     
  9. Yung-T

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    Uhm, you can tell that from a 2minute video that shows him doing maybe 5 dunks under the basket and nothing else(no dribbling, shooting,...)?
     

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