Every year there are a handful of awesome prospects who slip past the lottery in the NBA draft. These are the players you want your team to steal late in the first round, or somewhere in the second. We know they're out there, only nobody's sure exactly who falls into this category. But that's why we're here. All week, we're stealing Robert Mays's "Who's That Guy?" series to look at a handful of late-round possibilities, with the disclaimer that we know pretty much nothing about these guys. Nobody does, if we're all being honest. Let's do it.
The past two days we've looked through the mid-majors and the foreign prospects. Today, we're keeping things a little shorter because I'm in New York and there are better things to do in this city than write about fringe draft prospects.
Still, there are three guys from big-name schools who deserve some irrational enthusiasm.
Who Is He? Gorgui Dieng! Center from Louisville.
Where Is He From? Dakar, Senegal
Measurables: 6-foot-11, 230 pounds, 7-foot-4 wingspan
Years Played: Three
Louisville Stats: 9.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.5 bpg, only 2.6 fouls per game