We now interrupt all things football for a very important basketball recruiting update. According to our own Matt Jones, John Calipari is visiting five-star shooting guard Hamidou Diallo today, days after Diallo’s official visit to Kentucky. Diallo, who can enroll this upcoming semester, wrapped up his trip to Lexington on Wednesday:
Great Official Visit to Kentucky !!!
— Hamidou diallo (@Diallo1Hamidou) December 28, 2016
We’ve gone over this before, but if Diallo picks Kentucky over UConn and Arizona — and it appears Calipari is putting on the full court press — he will likely be here for a year and a half. Diallo can either play next semester or sit out and practice with the team and use the semester to develop his body and learn from Kentucky’s trio of guards. Diallo has already graduated high school and is eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft, and if he comes to Kentucky and really wants to go in this summer’s draft, you know Calipari won’t stop him; however, Calipari appears to be selling him on a year and a half stay in Lexington.
Diallo visits Arizona next week, but with Calipari’s visit, things seem to be trending in the Cats’ direction. Calipari is also watching fellow five-star Kevin Knox this afternoon. Stay tuned…
Shooting Guard | 6-5 | 195 lbs.
Queens Village, NY | Putnam Science Academy
AAU: New York Rens
|ESPN||No. 11 | 3 SG||Top247||No. 9 | 1 SG|
|Rivals||No. 10 |||Scout||No. 10 | 1 SG|