Bates-Diop showed flashes of being a high-level offensive player, but he needs to do it night in and night out to improve his overall game. . . .
Bates-Diop also needs to become more consistent on the defensive end. He has the size and length to be an effective defender, but needs to use it to his advantage more than he did as a freshman. You'd also like to see Bates-Diop add some weight and become physically stronger.
This type of improvement often happens between a player’s 1st and 2nd year.