Draft Prospect Outlook:
Keita Bates-Diop was a scoring machine in his final season at Ohio State. The senior averaged just shy of 20 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes, and showed himself to be an efficient scorer in the midrange and even beyond the 3-point line. Still, some NBA teams may see him as a flash in the pan; he missed most of his junior season due to injury, and was little more than a role player averaged less than 10 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest. He'll have to prove his breakout season wasn't a fluke, but likely by enmeshing himself into the league, ironically, as a standout role player.