The 25 Biggest Foreign Busts in NBA Draft History

7. DeSagana Diop

CountrySenegal
Drafted8th Overall, 2001
TeamCavaliers
Stats2.0 PPG 3.7 RPG 0.4 APG 1.1 BPG; 46.8 FT%
Seasons Played: 11
If you can’t tell already, NBA teams are always desperate for height. So much that they would use a top-ten pick on an unproven, undeveloped Senegalese seven-footer in Diop. The worst thing about Diop isn’t even his scoring average, it's his free-throws. With his 46.8 percent shooting from the line, he makes Shaq look like Ray Allen. Of course, it’s not DeSagana’s fault. His whole country sucks at basketball. Eight players from Senegal have played a combined 839 games in the league and averaged 2.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game. Tell the GMs: height doesn’t mean talent. 

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