Hamidou Diallo Rumors
08 Aug 17
The 18-year-old’s maturity also came through as he spoke about whether to attend college or forgo it and try to make the jump straight to the NBA. Because the New York native plays at a prep school, Diallo is eligible for the NBA Draft. He is rated by most analysts to be among top 10-12 players in the country, regardless of position. “(Going pro) definitely is an option, but my focus is on getting better,” Diallo said. “(Recruiting has) been a tough experience and has its ups and downs. But I’m also blessed to have a lot of schools recruiting me who are at a high level.”
Some 30 NBA scouts are expected this weekend for the National Prep Showcase in New Haven, Conn. Hamidou Diallo, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Putnam Science Academy (CT), is the main attraction for the scouts and will be playing Friday and Saturday night. Diallo is eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft, as first reported by ZAGSBLOG, but has stated his desire to spend at least a year in college in 2017-18. He’s now projected as the No. 11 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.