Hamidou Diallo is a top prospect in the Class of 2017 who can flat out score the basketball. He has the ability to knock down the 3-point shot, and can also put the ball on the floor and attack the basket. Another thing that Diallo does extremely well is finish at the rim, when he is in the open floor, he can't be stopped. Standing at 6-foot 5, and weighing 175-pounds, Diallo has the perfect measurements for the 2-3 zone. His long arms and athleticism will make him a factor in the top on the zone. He
Diallo holds offers from the likes of UConn, Indiana, and Louisville, among others. He is rated the 14th best prospect by ESPN, in the class of 2017. The junior from Queens, NY could also join crosstown friend Nick Richards at Syracuse, if both decide to commit to the Orange.
The shooting guard attends Putnam (Conn.) Science Academy where he is averaging 17 points and 7 rebounds per game. Putnam Science Academy is a member of the NEPSAC, one of the toughest high school basketball leagues in the country. Check out this sick put back dunk Diallo had earlier this year. His assistant coach, Josh Scraba, had this to say about Diallo:
"He's been playing really well. We're playing well and he's a big reason."
Diallo will be taking his visit the weekend of February 27th, when the Orange host the Wolfpack. Diallo plans on visiting Maryland the weekend before that when the Terps take on Michigan. He had been considering the visit for quite some time now. If Diallo committed, he would be the Orange's first commitment in the Class of 2017, which now has some extra scholarships.
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