Where Brown might be best case for the Bucks, Keita Bates-Diop might be worst case. That’s not meant as a knock against Bates-Diop, as he’s a good player, however, he just doesn’t fit with Milwaukee as well as some others do.
The reigning Big Ten Player of the Year came out of nowhere for Ohio State last season. He was always a solid player during his collegiate career, but really took his game to the next level as a senior. He’ll be looking to capitalize on that momentum at the draft.
Bates-Diop can play multiple positions and even has the ability to stretch the floor to the three-point line which is certainly a plus for the Bucks. He can also cut and play off the ball, as he has a good understanding of the game of basketball.
On the downside, his “versatility” may hurt him, as he doesn’t have an ideal position. He has certain traits to play specific positions, but lacks others that make him a real fit. Whether he can find his true spot in the NBA will be a good indicator of the type of success he has at the next level.