Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
2017 Combo Guard Hamidou Diallo Likes UConn, But Remains Open
ARDSLEY, NY – Hamidou Diallo likes UConn but remains open in his recruitment. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Under Armour)
ARDSLEY, N.Y. — Hamidou Diallo admits he is considering playing for UConn when it comes time to go to college, especially after his teammate Mamadou Diarra committed to the Huskies last week.
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about but it’s not really a big impact,” the 6-foot-5 2017 shooting guard told SNY.tv this weekend at the Under Armour Association stop. “That’s like my brother.”
Asked if the 6-8 Diarra’s commitment to UConn would impact him, Diallo said, “Not necessarily, a little bit, but not necessarily.”
Diallo still has two years left at Putnam Science (Conn.) Academy and with the NY Jayhawks, and has plenty of college options.
“A lot of schools are recruiting me hard right now like UConn, Minnesota, Providence, schools like that,” he said. “Those are just a couple of schools.”
Wake Forest also recently just offered, while Syracuse has expressed interest.
In his remaining time, Diallo, who is an athletic scorer, wants to bulk up and diversify his game.
“He’s going to keep working hard, keep looking at all the schools,” Jayhawks coach Jay David said. “He’s stronger than he looks, he’s working on his jump shot. He’s a true combo because he runs the point for us a lot. We’re actually going to start listing him as a point guard and it changes his level a little bit. Putting him at the one will change him totally.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.