Ousmane Dieng

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NBA Draft Projection:

2021-22

Ousmane Dieng

Position

D.O.B

Height

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Weight

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The first European to ever sign in the Next Stars program, he averaged nearly 10 points a game for the Breakers, before being selected by New York with the 11th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. He was immediately traded to the Thunder on draft night and had an impressive first season.

Dieng said: "I’ve grown as a player through facing adversity and became a tougher person playing all the games away from home, in a different country, and speaking a different language. Each month, I was able to grow my game and finished strong due to training with my teammates and coaching staff. The Breakers have outstanding coaches, and I have improved everywhere, particularly my defense, as I was able to play against great former NBA players."

NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger said: "We are extremely pleased to have played a part in Ousmane’s basketball journey. The NBL is very proud to have played a role in demonstrating Ousmane’s talent to the world."

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