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Friday / August 18.
  • New Route to the NBA? Don’t Play

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    Hamidou Diallo hasn’t played an organized basketball game since his final one with his Connecticut prep school, Putnam Science Academy, at Florida’s IMG Academy four days before Christmas.

    That was nearly five months ago.

    Diallo, a highly recruited swingman from Queens, didn’t play a single game for the University of Kentucky after enrolling there in January. And this week he did not compete in 5-on-5 play at the N.B.A.’s draft combine here.

    So why does his stock appear to be on the rise ahead of next month’s draft? The master of the one-and-done, Coach John Calipari of Kentucky, thinks he understands the thinking >> Read more at NY Times.

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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.