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UConn, Indiana, Kansas, Syracuse Among Schools to Watch Mohamed Bamba, Hamidou Diallo

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UConn rolled in three deep with head coach Kevin Ollie and two assistants.

Indiana head man Tom Crean was in the house.

So was Syracuse assistant Adrian Autry and Kansas assistant Norm Roberts.

All were on hand at the City of Palms Classic for the matchup between Mohamed Bamba and Westtown (PA) School and Hamidou Diallo and Putnam Science Academy (CT) in the Signature Series final.

In the end, Westtown edged Putnam Science, 55-52, behind Cam Reddish’s 20 points and 7 rebounds and 17 points from Arizona signee Brandon Randolph. The 6-foot-11 Bamba went for 9 points, 7 boards and 5 blocks.

The 6-6 Diallo had 21 points and 7 rebounds in the loss, including this dunk.

Bamba, who runs with the PSA Cardinals, is considering Kentucky, Duke, UConn, Syracuse, Texas, Michigan and Harvard, and said this week he wants to plan trips to Kentucky and Duke.

Diallo has a final six of Kentucky, Kansas, UConn, Syracuse, Indiana and Arizona.

Diallo is eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft, yet he has said he’s “100 percent” set on attending college for at least a year.



Jahvon Quinerly went for 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals and Luther Muhammad had 16  points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks as Hudson Catholic took down Pebblebrook (GA), 65-51, earlier Tuesday.

Hudson Catholic’s Louis King had just 4 points and 4 rebounds in the win.

Alabama-bound guard Collin Sexton had 22 in the loss.

Quinerly listed Villanova, Arizona, Seton Hall and Stanford as recruiting him the hardest, while Muhammad is being courted by St. John’s, Seton Hall, Xavier and Cincinnati.


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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.