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Still waiting…

Hamidou Diallo Watch is driving Big Blue Nation absolutely crazy tonight as fans frantically refresh KSR and Twitter for Diallo’s announcement. The clock is ticking, the deadline is quickly approaching for him to withdraw, and we still don’t know what he will do.

The suspense has now reached levels only seen with Calipari and “the door” in 2009, although the social media age magnifies this one even more.

As a blogger covering the decision, it is very frustrating. As a fan, it is very frustrating. Overall, it is very frustrating. He has to know by now, right? He has to know there are thousands of people with their lives on hold to learn his decision, right? Even UK assistant Joel Justus knows how it feels to be a Kentucky fan right now…

WHERE. YOU. GOING. HAMI.

Two hours and 19 minutes…

(I bet he’s watching Netflix right now.)

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

58 Comments for Still waiting…



  1. Kat4Life
    9:43 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    He certainly has displayed a flair for the dramatic…….



  2. Duuuuuude
    9:45 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    I was more nervous about Nerlins and Wiggins announcement. I was not so nervous about Knox because we all assumed he was not coming.



  3. quinnytw
    9:48 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    DREW! Find out what the hell is going on! I gotta go to sleep soon because I have an interview at 8, class after that, then drive to henderson co after that. Gotta get some zZz’s dude. Go cats..



  4. BigBlue4EverUK
    9:51 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    He is gone, its 10:00 he would have pulled out by now



  5. Cmart0907
    9:51 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    The more we wait. The more I feel like he is staying in the NBA draft.



  6. TBW3011
    9:52 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Does he have 2 hours to formally enter or 2 hours to withdraw? If he has to enter by midnight he technically doesn’t have to actually do or say anything. Am I understanding this wrong?



    • Han
      9:56 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      He’s already in the draft. That’s what happened when he declared. He has 2 hours to inform the NCAA that he’s withdrawing and staying in school or his eligibility ends/he loses his amateur status.

      Remember back before they changed the rules to prevent such shenanigans and Morris had “sent a fax” showing his intent to return to school?



    • TBW3011
      10:45 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      Yes. I do remember them changing it now. Thanks!



  7. ttmac
    9:52 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Jeff Goodman just tweeted he has hired an agent and will stay in draft. Hope he’s wrong as usual.



    • quinnytw
      9:54 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      No he didnt..



    • BBNDan7
      9:54 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      It was a fake account jesus



    • go back to caneyville
      9:54 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      That was a fake, Kansas fan posing as Goodman. Not the real Goodman.



    • Han
      9:54 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      No he didn’t. Either you’re trolling or you saw one of the troll profiles. There was a troll Goodman profile with an extra “o” in the name that tricked a bunch of people a few weeks back.



    • ttmac
      9:56 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      Yup a fake account. I still hate Goodman.



  8. Han
    9:53 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    At first I figure he’s already decided and told people because it’s so late, but then I remember that everyone wants to be the one to break stories or leak info, so if he’d told anyone, it’d be out there.



  9. 4everblue
    9:55 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Call me crazy but I think he’s coming back. Come back to the BBN Hami!



  10. Realme
    9:56 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    BBN has reached a new level of absurdity and I love it. Oscar Combs and Larry Vaught believing obviously fake accounts, what must be a record for Twitter page reloads. Memes, gifs galore. And still we all continue to watch and wait.



  11. Kat4Life
    9:56 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Green Eggs and Hami !!!!!!!!!



  12. a21CATSfan
    9:59 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    You do realize it’s just an NCAA deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft. If he wants to remain in the draft, he doesn’t have to say/announce a thing. But with all this positive scuttlebutt the past day-and-a-half, it sure would hurt if he leaves. Tweet responsibly, BBN. #CATS



  13. The Frizz
    9:59 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Eh. Whatever. Another player that is hyped by KSR because of his measurements and his athleticism reminds me of the discussion about whether last year’s back court was the best in the history of UK. Either he will be here or he will not. Roll your tongue back into your mouth and stop making breathless posts about someone that we have not seen play a collegiate basketball game.



  14. Ridge Runner
    10:00 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Dang it… I need to go pee but….



    • Ridge Runner
      10:04 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      I would think the later it gets.. the percentages turn against us but…



    • gobble gobble
      10:08 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      What does you needing to go pee have anything to do with this and what you just said?



  15. Ridge Runner
    10:12 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    One was just being silly and an example of how we are not wanting to do anything but see a decision. The other was a more rational thought. Now, I’m really sad cuz I took time to explain it but what the hell.



  16. ClutchCargo
    10:13 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Doesn’t make sense that he would stay in the draft at this point with no agent. I guess we’ll find out in less than 2 hrs.



    • UKBigBlueForever
      10:15 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed. But he can always hire one tomorrow lol.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:16 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      Prolly like 3 camped out at his driveway anyway



  17. hweathers
    10:13 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Everybody all at once: breathe in thru the nose, out thru the mouth. See how relaxing it is?



  18. 8xchamp
    10:16 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    If we’re not gonna call him diallo, I hope he goes. Hami might be the dumbest ul like name I’ve ever heard



  19. satcheluk
    10:17 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    You guys sound like a bunch of six year olds waiting for Santa. Go to bed and you’ll find out when you wake up. Sheesh…



  20. sp
    10:27 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    He really doesn’t want to come back. This is tough for him. Hopefully he realizes it’s for the best.



    • InigoMontoya
      10:30 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      You’re right, he DOESN’T want to come back. And that makes me not care about him.



    • jdawd34
      10:35 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      Why is a kid wanting to go to the league and make a living for himself make you not care about him? I do think that he should have already announced because I believe he has made his mind up. But him wanting to pursue a dream is no reason to not care about someone. He’s done nothing wrong in this process



  21. Kychopsticks
    10:28 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Watching netflix!! HAHAHA! Masters of None second season is out!



  22. InigoMontoya
    10:29 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    I’m curious, but I just don’t “care” anymore.

    “If he dies, he dies”



  23. bigb
    10:31 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    He’s coming back

  24. This is insane, absolutely insane. That is all.



  25. BBNDan7
    10:42 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Y’all realize he doesn’t have to say anything, as long as he formally pulls his name out he can come back without saying a word. But surely someone will find out if he does that



  26. joe_finebomb
    10:46 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    We should get with Fox, he’ll know



  27. KYcats11
    10:50 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Good grief doesn’t hami have a bed time



  28. UKBigBlueForever
    10:51 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    I bet it’s about to go down…..i don’t think he’ll just not announce a decision. I would think that cal would tell him to announce out of the respect of BBN and teammates



    • true2blue
      11:12 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      You would think he would. I know I would lose a little respect for him if he doesn’t. I think every fan would say he’s part of the big blue family, even though he’s been here for a semester. But you let this go without telling us doesn’t scream he cares about us.



  29. chris43
    10:55 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    55 minutes to go….decision is definitely going down to the wire. Hope he comes back to UK but the later it gets…not looking good.



  30. UKBigBlueForever
    11:00 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    I still feel he is coming back. But if he doesn’t I wouldn’t blame him. Gonna be upset for the team but happy for the player if he feels that is in his best interest



  31. true2blue
    11:09 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Starting to think he’s just going to stay in the draft. Which is a little rude to the fans to keep us waiting this long for a let down. I get the theatricals he’s going for because he gets his name out for next year. But if after all this and then he decides to just not say anything and stay in, Not Cool Man!



  32. BourbonNBasketball
    11:13 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    It’s getting ridiculous. I understand it’s a life changing decision for him but I get the feeling this has become more about attention and less about the decision itself; he’s had the opportunity to gather all of the info he needs for an informed decision. He seems to be a great kid but the entire situation has rubbed me the wrong way, no matter how it pans out. If he returns I look forward to seeing him in Blue and White and expect he will be a high character guy. If he doesn’t, I wish him the best but can’t help this side show was all by design. Time (46 minutes) will tell…



  33. njCat
    11:14 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    This kid could give a shit about U.K. and it’s fans. Perfect example of the ‘me first’ crowd. Don’t know why anyone would support him even if he does come back.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:28 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      Then you should be just fine with him leaving. See? It’s not that hard to understand.



    • njCat
      11:42 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

      I wish he had left. No we’re stuck with someone that ‘had no better offers’. He obviously doesn’t want to be at U.K.



    • 4everblue
      6:20 am May 25, 2017 Permalink

      You just keep on showing your ignorance njcat….thank you for making me feel so much better about myself.



  34. UKBigBlueForever
    11:17 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Why all the negativity? #chillfellaz.



  35. UKBigBlueForever
    11:27 pm May 24, 2017 Permalink

    Is he going to take the red pill or the BLUE pill?