After waiting until the very last minute in the process, we now know that Hamidou Diallo will suit up for the University of Kentucky Wildcats for the 2017-18 basketball season.
The top-ranked shooting guard in the 2017 recruiting class, Diallo enrolled at UK in time for the spring semester but never left the bench, exclusively practicing with the team for the final three months of the season. Diallo’s return to Kentucky gives John Calipari nine Top 50 recruits on next year’s roster.
Old enough to enter the NBA draft, the Queens native was projected to be picked at the end of the first round or the beginning of the second round. His home town team was Kentucky’s greatest threat. The Brooklyn Nets have picks at 22 and 27 and they worked out Diallo, but Hami decided to return to Kentucky to play his way into the lottery.
Prepare to see more of this next year in Lexington.