Sekou Doumbouya selected by the Pistons

2019-06-21T03:14:45+00:00 2019-06-21T03:18:27+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

21/Jun/19 03:14

Eurohoops.net

Sekou Doumbouya ended up being selected lower than projected.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

French forward Sekou Doumbouya became the first European player to get picked in the 2019 NBA Draft. The 18-year-old player was selected with the 15th overall pick by the Detroit Pistons while he was projected as a lottery pick by mock Drafts.

Doumbouya finished the first professional season of his career in France with historic club Limoges CSP. He averaged 6.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14:53 minutes in EuroCup plus 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds in 19.0 minutes in the French League.

Among Doumbouya’s strengths are his superb physical skills, length, explosiveness, and athleticism. He is considered a defensively versatile forward with major offensive upside if he improves his game perception, especially in 5 vs. 5.