Diakite is an athletic 6'9" PF that shows promise as a player worth developing. He averaged 13.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.3 blocked shots per game in 2019-20. He showed, in his Senior season, that he can knock down three point shots (36% 3-pt FG). He made 75.4% of his foul shots. Diakite flashed ability to put the ball on the floor for a couple dribbles and power his way to the goal. He plays above the rim. ...Decision making is not his strong suit. He turns it over more than three times for every one assist. ...Defensively, Diakite was good. Virginia was .9 points per 100 possessions better with Diakite on the floor. Diakite was named to the ACC All-Defensive Team. ...We do not think he will be drafted.
Good advice... In 2013, the 8th pick was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. We advised, "draft C.J. McCollum."