This week will be a big one on the recruiting front for Our Savior New American star forward Cheick Diallo.
Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon
saw the 6-foot-9 Diallo on Monday, Kansas head coach Bill Self
is due Wednesday and St. John’s coach Steve Lavin and
Iowa State coach Fred Holberg
are expected Thursday.
Diallo, who is an uncommitted and a consensus top-7 recruit nationally, last week won his second Gatorade Player of the Year honor. As a senior at the Long Island school, he averaged 17.6 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks for the 22-12 Pioneers. Diallo is considering Kentucky, Kansas, Iowa State, St. John’s and Pittsburgh and will commit in the spring.
St. John’s lost on Friday night to San Diego State in the NCAA Tournament and Lavin has since said he hopes to be extended
He will need to add at least one big next year, when it remains unclear if Chris Obekpa
will return. The Red Storm have three commits so far, all guards in Brandon Sampson, Sammy Barnes-Thompkins
and Samir Doughty.
Lavin is recruiting several other bigs and guards both overseas and in the U.S.