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Duke Making a Late Push for Cheick Diallo

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Duke is making a late push for Cheick Diallo, the 6-foot-9 forward from Our Savior New American on Long Island, a source confirmed to

The source said Duke has been “aggressive” in going after Diallo, the No.-7 ranked player in the Class of 2015 by

Diallo and his camp have yet to decide whether they will visit Duke, which this week hosted Thon Maker, the 7-footer from the Carlisle (Va.) School who may reclass to 2015 from 2016.

Diallo is coming off a visit to Kentucky that ended earlier this week and is considering Kentucky, Kansas, St. John’s, Iowa State and Pittsburgh as his top five at this point.

Visits to the other schools are in the works.

Rivals first reported Duke’s interest in Diallo.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.