If you’ve never heard of Hamidou Diallo, don’t worry, you’re about to learn a lot about his story because he just tested off-the-charts at the NBA Combine in Chicago and he’s going to be the latest headache for college basketball.
Diallo is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who was a 5-star recruit. He graduated from high school in Connecticut in the Spring of 2016, but waited until January 2017 to announce his college decision. (It’s unclear why he waited.) He picked Kentucky, and enrolled mid-year.
But Diallo didn’t play for the Wildcats. He practiced with the team and worked out with them. Except he’s not just practicing with anyteam – it’s mighty Kentucky, which had two lottery picks at guard, and a coach who has had 21 players drafted in the first round over the last eight years.