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Mouhammadou Jaiteh

  • Full Name: Mouhammadou Jaiteh
  • Position: Center
  • Height/Weight: 6-11 / 249
  • Birthdate: November 27, 1994
  • Club: Boulogne (France)

-- Big space-eating center with a 7-4 wingspan
-- Rebounds his area very well and goes after loose balls
-- Strong enough to hold his position inside
-- Good touch inside and looks ok to 15 feet
-- Will use his body to bang in the post

-- Lack of explosiveness, not much of a vertical jump
-- Not very quick running the court
-- Lacks lateral quickness
-- Doesn't appear to be a shot-blocker even with his length
-- Has trouble finishing in traffic

NBA projection
Jaiteh is one of the youngest draft prospects, as he won't turn 19 until November. He has athletic limitations but offers great size inside, strength and the willingness to mix it up inside. He has time to develop his skill but his athletic limitations may hinder his development. He'll likely be a mid-2nd round pick with a future in a few years as a backup center. 

2012-2013 Season
Jaiteh is only 18 years old and showed great development in France Pro-B this season. He had a 33-point, 18-rebound game against Rouen and a 31-point, 17-rebound game aganist Quest. Jaiteh had 14 double-doubles in 30 games his season.

Key statistics
16.2 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.9 bpg, 27.8 mpg, .639 2PT, .676 FT

Cool statistic
Jaiteh registered his season highs in both points and rebounds in a 102-100 win over Rouen in which he scored 33 points on 15-of-18 shooting and grabbed 18 rebounds.

Reminds me of...
Kendrick Perkins

What Insiders Say
Sam Chadwick, Prospects in Europe
"A rebounding machine who can compete with anyone on the boards. His offensive skill set isn't quite ready for the NBA level but he still managed to average 16.2 ppg on 64 per cent shooting in French Pro B. His strongest skill is by far his rebounding averaging 3.5 offensive boards per game."  

Aran Smith,
"Not a sexy prospect as he lacks offensive abilities and explosiveness. He's a younger player but doesn't appear to be a guy with great potential. He's very long, with a good frame and shows a willingness to do the dirty work so there could be some interest in him in the mid to late second round."

Carl Berman, NetScouts Basketball
"Jaiteh has the NBA frame of a true center and has the willingness to bang inside. Rebounding is the most effective piece of his game. His athleticism is below NBA standards but he's still very young. At worst he's a back-up center. If he develops in time he could have an unspectacular but productive career. Likely a second round pick."

-- Chris Denker and Carl Berman are Managing Partners of NetScouts Basketball, "The International Basketball Connection." You can follow NetScouts Basketball on twitter @netscouts, or follow Chris and Carl.