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Diallo was an asset last season according to De’Aaron Fox

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Even though he never played a single minute in a Kentucky uniform last season, and he may never put one on, Hamidou Diallo still made a difference in his own way.

In media availability today, De’Aaron Fox talked about the impact the possible none-and-done had this season by bringing practice to the next level with his defense, according to SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker.

“When he was defending us – like when people ask me what was harder, the practices or games, practices for me were a lot tougher than games,” star point guard De’Aaron Fox said Friday at the NBA Combine. “He’s a great defender.”

“He’s extremely tough and gritty,” Fox said. “But he’s from the Bronx. All the New York guards are like that. His ball skills are better than what I thought they were. He can shoot the ball (but) he’s going to have to shoot it better from the NBA three. That’s true of just about every player in the draft, though, except Malik (Monk); Malik shoots it from half court well.”

Diallo still hasn’t played a game since his time on the AAU circuit, but the times and measurements he’s putting up at the combine are impressive. The possibility of Diallo leaving and never playing a game are getting realer and realer each day.

Article written by Haley Simpson

I'm from Bullitt County but I'm not a 6'9 power forward with a solid outside shot. Follow me on Twitter: @haleysimpKSR

32 Comments for Diallo was an asset last season according to De’Aaron Fox



  1. coolclay
    7:24 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    you mean Diallo in the second paragraph



  2. Randall lee
    7:42 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    To me hamidon’t is like someone who uk was trying to get , but committed to someone else. No big loss was never a wildcat anyway.



    • TonyMontana
      7:53 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      You’re such a hater. Of course he’s a Wildcat.



    • BBNDan7
      7:59 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Yes, yes he was a wildcat. Obviously he helped if other players think he did in practice. So him going elsewhere would’ve given us absolutely nothing.



    • jim tom
      8:06 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Bullshit he ain’t no wildcat. None and done ain’t a wildcat. He be nothing more than a high school prima Donna nothing more .



    • catsarerunnin
      8:19 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Go fishin Billy Bob.



    • BBNDan7
      8:20 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      So if he comes back is he a wildcat or not? Is enes a wildcat? What about the walkons who don’t really contribute anything? What about Wiltjer who won a title but didn’t finish at U.K.? I just can’t understand how a “grown” person can be upset that an 18 year old wants to provide for his family doing what he loves.



    • jim tom
      8:50 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      Hey cats runnin he ain’t no wildcat. Come on over



    • 4everblue
      5:16 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

      Billy Bob John Tom and Randall Lee….He IS a wildcat but you wouldn’t know because neither of you belong in the BBN and probably can’t catch a fish either!



  3. jim tom
    8:08 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    No no he’s not a wildcat.



  4. Randall lee
    8:44 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    The difference is enes would have loved to play but couldn’t. All UK was to hamidon’t was a stepping stone.



  5. jim tom
    8:58 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Please stay in the draft. Don’t need you anyway.



  6. Randall lee
    8:59 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    And I’m not upset. He didn’t play so it makes no difference to me. They just keep shoving him down our throat 24/7. I’ll be glad when we can move on.



  7. jim tom
    8:59 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Please stop by cats are runnin and say goodbye



    • catsarerunnin
      9:07 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

      He’s more of a Cat than you’ll ever be Billy Bob. Bye bye now.



    • 4everblue
      5:17 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

      Billy Bob John Tom Jim Bob, no need in proving your ignorance any further!



  8. BBNDan7
    9:13 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Y’all are the type who hype up a recruit and call him the next Jordan until he commits then say “he’s trash anyways”. But I would be mad too if my parents gave me two first names



  9. DrewP
    9:26 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    The coverage of this can be compared to the wiggins decision.



  10. unbridled
    10:52 pm May 12, 2017 Permalink

    Jim Thom, I’m actually embarrassed for you. I guess it’s ok to be stupid, but to run your mouth and brazenly flaunt your stupidity….its a bit much.



  11. Randall lee
    6:14 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    You guys have changed my mind, lets hang a banner in Krupp for ham, we could have never made it to the elite eight without him in practice.



  12. Randall lee
    6:21 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    I mean. Rupp. I was so excited to write about a UK legend like hami I messed up. WOW! I can’t wait to follow his career in the NBA!



  13. Randall lee
    6:33 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    Wall, Davis,mashburn,& hami. The mount rushmore of UK basketball!



  14. Jud
    7:28 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    What kind of shoes are they wearing?



  15. EdC
    8:29 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    It may be time to just retire “practices are harder than games” BS we hear every single year until another banner is hanging.



  16. unbridled
    9:49 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    wow! The trolls have come out in force….or people are seriously dumber than I originally thought.



    • unbridled
      8:24 pm May 14, 2017 Permalink

      Your opinion is not dumb because it’s different than mine….it’s dumb because it’s just dumb.



  17. Randall lee
    9:55 am May 13, 2017 Permalink

    Wow! Your opinion differs from mine therefore you are dumb.



    • BBNDan7
      1:01 pm May 13, 2017 Permalink

      I seriously hope he come back and is absolutely dominant just so I can watch you comment on those posts about how much you love him.



    • unbridled
      8:25 pm May 14, 2017 Permalink

      Your opinion is not dumb because it’s different than mine….it’s dumb because it’s just dumb.