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Cheick Diallo and Malik Newman to announce soon

Kentucky’s top two targets in what’s left of the 2015 recruiting class will soon announce their college decisions, possibly this week.

The first is Cheick Diallo, who met with John Calipari last night. Shortly after the visit, Diallo tweeted a thank you message to everyone involved in his recruitment, suggesting he is shutting things down. If that’s the case, Cal got the last word with the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic MVP.

Then down in Mississippi, Malik Newman has a press conference tentatively scheduled for Friday at noon, according to Adam Zagoria. It will likely be Mississippi State or Kentucky for Newman, though he’s also considering LSU, Kansas, Ole Miss and NC State.


This is a big week as Diallo and Newman are Cal’s best chances to add to the current class. UK is believed to be in the top two for both prospects, but could easily go 0-for-2.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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5 Comments for Cheick Diallo and Malik Newman to announce soon

  1. BeastCat
    10:38 am April 21, 2015 Permalink


  2. Mc12
    11:05 am April 21, 2015 Permalink

    3 guard line-ups with two good point guards and Newman will have easy looks and plenty of shots. If there’s 3 guards and Diallo/Skal/AP/Lee running the court it could be a lot of fun to watch.

    My gut says we get Diallo, and Newman wants to run the point and chooses Miss St. Then we sign Mulder a few days afterward unless Murray gives Cal a verbal and a reclassification.

    We shall see.

    • AFeltrop13
      11:08 am April 21, 2015 Permalink

      Couldn’t agree more. Even if they do miss out on Newman, Mulder is a player. People tend to get lost in the rankings and not give some of those guys the credit they deserve.

  3. Dusten
    11:53 am April 21, 2015 Permalink

    I think it’s possible we get both of these guys, and if so, look out. I will go from feeling rather alarmed to rather calm about this season. You have to like the fact that Diallo shut it down right after Cal’s visit, and he’s exactly what we need. I think the race for the #1 pick in the draft next season may have three horses; Simmons, Labissiere, and Diallo. If we have two of those three you have to feel pretty good.

  4. Tomasito
    12:54 pm April 21, 2015 Permalink

    I think Diallo is more important than Newman peronally. Need a big body to help Lee and Labissiere deal with defending big low post scorers. I am not as high on Newman, but I trust that Cal will get him to buy in.