NBA Comparison: Samuel Dalembert
Strengths: An absolutely jaw dropping physical specimen with his combination of size, length, strength, athleticism and mobility ... Very disruptive defensively and rebounds the ball well ... Has a 7'8" wingspan making him a force as a shot blocker ... Already getting playing time at the Senior level for Pepinster and getting decent minutes and stats ... Runs the floor well ... Great hands, has no problems catching the ball or rebounding ... Extremely agile, he can fall down on the court like a cat, not heavily like most big man ... Very coach-able and a hard working kid ...
Weaknesses: Still doesn't have much offensive game to speak of ... Only began playing basketball in 2003 so he's still learning the game ... Must continue working hard to maximize his great potential ...
-Aran Smith 11/22/05
Sene is an explosive leaper from Senegal with an almost NBA-ready body who feels right at home on the defensive end of the court and runs the floor well.
Nobody else at the camp changed the games in Berlin as much as him. Surprisingly agile for his size, and with explosive leaping ability, the 18-year-old (born 05/12/1986) showed good timing blocking shots (7-foot-8 wingspan). Interestingly that same timing eluded Sene while grabbing rebounds in Berlin catching many boards while he was actually coming down during a jump.
Sene’s impact on defense however is not limited to shot blocking only. He is active has a good understanding of rotating defensively on call out picks, and is quick hedging and recovering on screens. His foot-work was above average as well helping him to capture some powerful dunks on offense.
Unfortunately his offensive repertoire at this time exclusively consists of dunks put-backs and an average hook which he only hits from close range. His shot needs a lot of work. The basic form is in place but his huge hands are a problem right now. Nothing is seriously wrong with Sene’s shooting motion, and it should be a matter of repetition before he adds a nice ten-foot-jumper to his game. His ballhandling is virtually non-existent however except for a two-handed power dribble that precedes his jams.
He looks to be somewhere between Dalembert and Diop. Not much offense but great shotblocker/rebounder. That's something we could use.
With no offense, he's likely to fall to late 1st unless another team (like PHO) wants to add to their bench (with our pick )...
Anybody seen this guy? or at least have a better scouting report?