Hamidou Diallo and his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates were eliminated from the Las Vegas Summer League tournament bracket on Thursday, but Diallo went out with a bang.
A redshirt freshman at Kentucky this past season, Diallo is now staring down a spot on the Thunder’s 15-man roster after he led the summer league team with 14 points off the bench in a loss to Memphis. Diallo’s athleticism was on full display in Vegas, but he’s also shown he can hit the outside shot, a weakness of his at Kentucky.
Diallo will likely have to beat out Terrance Ferguson, OKC’s first-round pick in 2017, to make the team. It helps that Ferguson did not have a great summer league ahead of his second season.
To get a glimpse of why Thunder fans are excited about Diallo, watch his highlights from Thursday’s game:
Diallo will get another game out in Las Vegas in the consolation bracket.