Tonight in “Huh?”: Hamidou Diallo is skipping the NBA Draft Combine.
Despite recording the second highest max vertical in combine history last year (44.5″), Diallo has elected not to go through the process this time around, according to the Herald Leader. His brother says he will instead stay at UK to focus on preparing for the NBA Draft.
I’ll be honest, I don’t get this at all. After a lackluster season at Kentucky, Diallo’s best chance of improving his stock was showing off his freakish athleticism at the combine. Maybe he’s relying on last year’s results or doesn’t believe he can beat that max vertical, but this just seems odd to me.