Keita Bates-Diop’s arms seem to go on forever. They nearly reach his knees is he’s standing still with them tucked to his sides. When he’s out on the court, those long limbs help him disrupt opponents from distances that seem difficult to comprehend.
“He actually deflected a ball that I didn’t think he could get today,” said Colorado’s George King, who participated in the Denver Nuggets predraft workout Monday alongside Bates-Diop. “He blocked someone’s shot, and I was like, ‘Wow, that’s that 7-foot-3 wingspan right there.'”