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Diallo, Washington Lead Team USA to Another Exhibition Victory

Washington drives to the basket, via USA Basketball.

Another day, another day of dominance for the Wildcats on Team USA.

Hamidou Diallo led all scorers with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, while P.J. Washington added 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.  UK recruit Cameron Reddish, considered a power forward by most recruiting services, played point guard and had 6 points, 6 rebounds and a team-best 6 assists in a 82-60 victory over France, considered to be one of the favorites to win the tournament.

John Calipari had nothing but good things to say about Hamidou Diallo after the game.

“He’s gotten so much better, he’s not the same player he was, he’s just not,” Cal said.  “He’s better skilled, he’s more disciplined, he’ll still do some undisciplined things but you expect it. What I want him to be, if he wants to be the best player in the country, is be a lock-down defender. Because offense happens. He can run, jump, and move with the ball. He’s shooting it way better than he has and now it’s just, ‘let’s see.’”

Team USA’s first real game is this Saturday at 11:30 against Iran.  We’ll have the Live Stream on KSR.  Until then, enjoy this footage from today’s exhibition.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Diallo, Washington Lead Team USA to Another Exhibition Victory

  1. opinpi
    8:56 pm June 29, 2017 Permalink

    Dude needs to turn is phone to landscape and sit on the side of court not under the basket.

  2. CatManDo
    9:12 pm June 29, 2017 Permalink

    Diallo could be much better than originally thought. We know Cal exaggerates but indicating he could be the best player in the country tells us he knows he has something special. He and Knox could be a legit 1-2 punch.

  3. TBW3011
    9:43 pm June 29, 2017 Permalink

    Iran has a basketball team? I can’t imagine how bad they are.

    • D0nc0smic
      8:00 pm June 30, 2017 Permalink

      They have a pretty legit pro league, so assuming the local players play against those guys I imagine they are decent.

  4. kellywjohnson
    10:21 pm June 29, 2017 Permalink

    Isn’t a shame they have these games in places that don’t care. We could fill up Rupp Arena with people to watch this game. How do we get some of theses international tournaments in Kentucky?

  5. jaws2
    10:29 pm June 29, 2017 Permalink

    Is Langford seeing any playing time?