Eli John Ndiaye is the 17th youth to make his debut under Laso.

At the age of 17 years and 2 months, he appeared in the Super Cup final against Barça.
Eli John Ndiaye made his Real Madrid first team debut at the age of 17 years and 2 months, becoming the 17th youth player to do so with Pablo Laso on in charge. The power forward, who is a member of the junior team, played 1 minute and 27 seconds and contributed 1 rebound in the Super Cup final victory over Barça in Tenerife.

During Laso's 11 seasons in charge at Real Madrid, he has given debuts to Dani Díez, Alberto Martín, Willy Hernangómez, Jonathan Barreiro, Luka Doncic, Santiago Yusta, Dino Radoncic, Samba Ndiaye, De la Rua, Melwin Pantzar, Mario Nakic, Usman Garuba, Boris Tisma, Matteo Spagnolo, Tristan Vukcevic, Juan Núñez and now Eli John Ndiaye.