Yesterday was the first time we’ve heard from Hamidou Diallo since his decision to declare for the draft a few weeks ago. Diallo’s 44.5″ vertical jump and 6’11.25″ wingspan have people buzzing this morning, further proof that the 6’4″ guard is an athletic freak. While the thought of Diallo, a player who didn’t play a single minute for Kentucky, going pro already is a hard pill to swallow for many fans, he insists he hasn’t made his decision yet. Should Diallo decide to stay in the draft, what’s his message to Kentucky fans?
“It’s just a situation that occurred, a situation I might have to take advantage of,” Diallo said, via Jerry Tipton. “As a kid, it’s something I always dreamed about. If the door’s open, I feel like it’s the right thing to do for me, and the right thing for my family.”
“Anybody who really has anything negative to say, I feel like at the end of the day, I’m the one playing and the one trying to provide for my family.”
Diallo must make his decision by May 24, so 12 days from now. There will be a lot of speculation between now and then, but as we wait, that’s some nice perspective to keep in mind.