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Diallo shines in final summer league game

Hamidou Diallo and his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates were eliminated from the Las Vegas Summer League tournament bracket on Thursday, but Diallo went out with a bang.

A redshirt freshman at Kentucky this past season, Diallo is now staring down a spot on the Thunder’s 15-man roster after he led the summer league team with 14 points off the bench in a loss to Memphis. Diallo’s athleticism was on full display in Vegas, but he’s also shown he can hit the outside shot, a weakness of his at Kentucky.

Diallo will likely have to beat out Terrance Ferguson, OKC’s first-round pick in 2017, to make the team. It helps that Ferguson did not have a great summer league ahead of his second season.

To get a glimpse of why Thunder fans are excited about Diallo, watch his highlights from Thursday’s game:


Diallo will get another game out in Las Vegas in the consolation bracket.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

10 Comments for Diallo shines in final summer league game

  1. damage_control
    10:41 pm July 12, 2018 Permalink

    Am I crazy or was Billy G in on recruiting a guy named Terrence Ferguson? I know it doesn’t make any sense time-frame wise but I swear I remember that name back in the day.

    • Luether
      11:47 pm July 12, 2018 Permalink

      You’re crazy…

    • SuperTroy18
      8:10 am July 13, 2018 Permalink

      You’re right. It was a different Terrance Ferguson though. His mom was a big part of his recruitment if I remember right. He went to a college in Florida. Had off-court issues I think and transferred around a bit. Ended up playing until his senior season. Never really made any waves. We dodged a bullet there.

  2. jwild
    11:21 pm July 12, 2018 Permalink

    @damage_control – you’re thinking of Dominique Ferguson 🙂

  3. Rondo2Davis
    11:24 pm July 12, 2018 Permalink

    Only counted 13 points. Did he hit a free throw?

  4. JPGott2
    11:27 pm July 12, 2018 Permalink

    Diallo is making the outside shot, and Knox is attacking the basket. Doing what Cal was pulling his hair out over.

    Good stuff!

    • Ridge Runner
      1:03 am July 13, 2018 Permalink

      A day late & dollar short was my first (UK minded) thought.

  5. TBW3011
    6:46 am July 13, 2018 Permalink

    Diallo isn’t making the team over Ferguson

  6. bwise
    2:36 am July 14, 2018 Permalink

    Diallo only showed his potential against Buffalo…not hating bc he did nothing but hurt himself, he would have been drafted first round if he played all year like he did against Buffalo. Anywho good luck bud!!! We got swaggy cal back