Sekou Doumbouya Enters 2019 NBA Draft

Another potential lottery pick has entered the 2019 NBA draft pool, according to Jonathan Givony of, who hears from agent Bouna Ndiaye that French forward Sekou Doumbouya has submitted the paperwork necessary to declare as an early entrant.

While he won’t arrive with the same sort of fanfare that Luka Doncic did a year ago, Doumbouya is widely considered to be the top international prospect in 2019’s draft class. He comes in at No. 8 overall on the big board at, with Mike Schmitz praising the combo forward’s strong potential as a defender and shooter.

As Givony observes, Doumbouya also has youth on his side. He won’t turn 19 until December 23, so assuming he stays in the draft and suits up for an NBA team in 2019/20, he’ll become the youngest player to appear in a game since the league instituted its age limit in 2005.

In 2018/19, Doumbouya has been playing for Limoges in the French Pro A league and the EuroCup, averaging 6.7 PPG and 3.0 RPG with a .497/.328/.759 shooting line in 28 games (16.7 MPG).

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4 thoughts on “Sekou Doumbouya Enters 2019 NBA Draft

  1. x%sure

    Pronounce Saykoo Doombooya
    Say who will bring doom to ya
    Gather and sing Kumbaya
    He moves smooth like you wanna
    ‘Cept at 6’9″ and 19
    Gets to the rim with quick feet
    Raw unspoiled clay for molding
    If you like that sort of thing
    Few if any skills.

  2. D$!LLKU$H-og

    Does he have to wait until December to play? Not sure how this age 19 thing works with someone who will turn 19 after the season starts. I’d imagine he’s stashed for a year anyway but if he does come stateside I’m not sure how it works. I saw some clips he looks like he could develop into a Siakam or even better.

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