Moustapha Diop

Moustapha Diop
Small Forward

ELITE60 Sophomore Showcase
September 3, 2023

Scouting Report by Bilal Benjamin of 1st Love Basketball
Diop is a 6’10 forward that without a doubt showed why he’s one of the best forwards in in his class. Diop has an amazing skill set at his size that allowed him to completely dominate games at the Elite 60. Offensively, Diop displayed his ability to put the basketball on the floor from the perimeter and get to the basket for some tough buckets. It’s one thing to put the ball on the floor and another thing to get by guards using 2-3 dribble moves to do so. Diop slammed home dunks with authority whether it was off the dribble on him being assisted by his teammates. Diop also showed his ability to knock down the long ball with a nice soft touch on his release. Defensively, Diop did an outstanding job of defending guys out on the perimeter and often not needing any help due to his ability to recover. He smashed a few shots on the backboards and sent a lot backwards with his great shot blocking timing. I suspect Diop will only continue to rise and make noise moving forward.