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.
ARDSLEY, NY – Hamidou Diallo likes UConn but remains open in his recruitment. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Under Armour)
Louisville, Indiana and N.C. State are the latest schools to offer 2017 combo guard Hamidou Diallo of the New York Jayhawks and Woodstock (Conn.) Academy, coach Jay David told SNY.tv.
Once schools who reached out to the the 6-foot-5 guard on June 15 included: St. John’s, Seton Hall, Maryland, Minnesota, UConn, Providence, Miami, Maryland and LSU.
Diallo has long been linked to UConn in part because his high school and AAU teammate Mamadou Diarra, a 6-8 2016 power forward, recently committed to the Huskies.
An athletic scorer, Diallo told SNY.tv he wants to bulk up and diversify his game.
“He’s going to keep working hard, keep looking at all the schools,” 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.”
**Jordan Tucker, a Class of 2017 wing playing for the NY Lightning (NY), added offers from Alabama and Oregon, coach Dana Dingle told SNY.tv.
**2017 PSACardinals F Hasahn French has picked up offers from Minnesota and Nebraska. 2017 Vermont Academy / PSACardinals big man Sam Japhet-Mathias added an offer from Oregon.
**Class of 2017 five-star point guard Paul Scruggs and wing Kris Wilkes will visit Kentucky Saturday via @Indyhoosiersbba.
**Cincinnati and VCU are the latest schools to offer 2017 New Heights (NY) wing Sidney Wilson.
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.