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Guard
France
6-9, 220

2002-03 Stats:
PPG: 5.8
RPG: 4.7
APG: 3.06

Boris Diaw

The Skinny:


Diaw (or Diaw-Riffiod, depends on who you ask) is in the draft for the third
year in a row, having withdrawn the previous two years. This year it seems
that he’ll stick in as he’s a likely first round pick. While he’s not the
athlete his fellow countryman Pietrus is, Diaw is a good athlete but has more
of a developed game. He’s a point forward type whose all-around game has drawn
comparisons to Scottie Pippen. He was named MVP of the French League this
season.

One of Diaw’s drawbacks is that he’s not a big scorer and plays so unselfishly
almost to a fault. Can he get more aggressive for the NBA? That’s one of the
biggest questions surrounding him. Otherwise, he should be a mid-late first rounder.

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