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ESPN Analyst Names The "Steal" Of The NBA Draft So Far

A general view of the Detroit Pistons court.

AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 10: General view of the court at the final NBA game at the Palace of Auburn Hills during a game between the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons on April 10, 2017 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The first round of the NBA Draft is two-thirds of the way complete. Twenty-one players have heard their names called thus far.

Sekou Doumbouya of France was one of them. The Detroit Pistons tabbed the 6-foot-8 18-year-old with the 15th overall pick.

Coming into tonight, there were some projections that had Doumbouya going in the lottery, some as high as the back end of the top 10. He wound up slipping a little past that, but one prominent NBA analyst thinks Detroit got a steal.

Former NBA executive and current ESPN analyst Bobby Marks gave high praise to Detroit's selection of Doumbouya.

Ultimately, time will tell if Marks was on the money here. Doumbouya is young, and raw, so he might take some time to develop.

At 6-foot-8, 230 pounds, Doumbouya has drawn comparisons to current pros Al-Farouq Aminu, Trevor Booker and a "tranquilized Pascal Siakam."

He's not a finished product, but there's plenty of potential here. Spencer Pearlman at The Stepien projects Doumbouya to be an eventual starter and a versatile defender.