The 19-year-old Frenchman spent last season in the Australian National Basketball League’s Next Stars program for elite prospects. Ranked No. 12 by ESPN, the 6-10 Dieng has intriguing perimeter skills as a potential lottery pick. But he must develop his outside shot (27% from 3-point range in the NBL) and add bulk (205 pounds).
Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin, Duke’s A.J. Griffin and Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis spent the past season showing off their NBA potential in front of big crowds at the college level, including in the NCAA Tournament.
Shaedon Sharpe ended up taking a different route to next week's draft.
He never played a second for Kentucky before being a surprise exit for the NBA, yet he could be the first name called among that group of lottery prospects.
Here’s a look at some of the top wing players in the draft:
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