“Based on what I saw tonight and this summer he should attend college and continue to develop his game,” one NBA scout said in November. “He’s athletic and flashes some skill but has a ways to go from being NBA ready. I think someone would draft him for his talent but it’s not about making the league, it’s about giving yourself the best chance to stick.” Diallo, of course, then enrolled at Kentucky in January but didn’t play a single game for the Wildcats. Now he’s testing the NBA Draft waters without an agent and has the option to return to college. It remains unclear if Diallo has a first-round guarantee but it only takes one team to be enticed by the combination of his age (18) and supreme athleticism. The Pacers, who pick at No. 18 and 47, and the Nets, who have two picks in the 20s, called Diallo’s AAU coach, Andy Borman of the NY Rens, on Monday. Diallo, of course, is a Queens, N.Y., native so if he lands with the Nets he would be coming home.
Hamidou Diallo dunk in front of Tony Barbee and 30 NBA guys pic.twitter.com/XLE8KwC3Pp— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 19, 2016