Diane was the Big West Player of the Year. He is from Dakar, Senegal. He played his high school ball at Findlay Prep in Henderson, NV., before his two seasons in Southern California at Cal-State Northridge. At Northridge, Diane was a dominant player. He averaged 25.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots per game. His team was a whopping 10.5 points per 100 possessions better defensively with him on the floor. Diane did not shoot the three-ball well (23-79, 29%) in his two NCAA seasons. His free throw shooting was suspect at 66.3% but he did improve from a horrid 52% as a freshman. Diane also had more turnovers than assists. Negatives aside, Diane is "close". He needs to shoot the three-ball better, and improve his decision making/basketball IQ. If he can do those things, he could be a NBA starting wing someday. The defense is there already. We doubt he will be drafted.
Good advice... In 2014, the 43rd pick was Walter Tavares. We advised, "draft Thanasis Antetokounmpo."