Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey talks about rookie forward Sekou Doumbouya: “He’s a talented young man. Whether he’s going to help us this year or not, don’t know that yet. I hope he surprises me. I’m wide open. I’m not one of these guys that just because a guy is young, not going to play. If he can help us win games, he’s going to be out there. He has the size like Tony Snell at the three that can guard. He’s strong. But he’s 18, so he’s got some growing to do and to learn the NBA game. He’s shown flashes in the workouts, like, whoa, where did that come from? It’s there, but learning the nuances and the timing, the speed, the change of speed of an NBA game, it’s different from the Euro game – a little faster, better athletes, stronger athletes. It takes a little time to get used to that, but he is a keeper for our program”
Last year Doumbouya averaged over 7 points and 3 rebounds over 39 games for Limoges. He was selected by the Pistons at No.15 in the last NBA Draft.