2017 Recruiting: Hamidou Diallo Graduates

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  1. CGarr

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    Congrats to Hami. The reclassification talk has died down significantly but this shows it's possible.

    Awesome picture:
     
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  2. Yankees32123

    Yankees32123 '99, '04, '11, '14

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    So is he doing a post grad year?
     
  3. david

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    Pardon my ignorance, but why isn't Mamadou mentioned?
     
  4. UCweCONN

    UCweCONN Let's do this!

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    If he goes post-graduate, he can go right to the NBA and skip college.
     
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  5. CGarr

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    Yes
    This was his post grad year
     
  6. CGarr

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    Thon Maker might have very well set that precedent but it would be extremely dumb for anyone else to do. If he wants to get to the NBA ASAP he should go to college instead of doing a post grad year.
     
  7. JMick

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    How many scholarships do we have left for 2016? If Diallo reclasses and Jackson commits can we take both?
     
  8. david

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    Yes. With Vital we have 11 used up - Gilbert, Adams, Vital, Purvis, Diarra, Justin Jackson, Vance Jackson, Larrier, Facey, Durham, Enoch, Brimah, Diallo = 13
     
  9. Yankees32123

    Yankees32123 '99, '04, '11, '14

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    Why would a player at his level (consensus top 15, 5*) do a post grad year and put off the exposure from high level college basketball? If he wants the quickest track to the league, wouldn't it make sense to play college ball this year?
     
  10. CGarr

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    It makes no sense for someone like him to do a post grad year which is why I've always believed he'd reclassify. He has a lot to work on but he can do that in college too. If he stays it might be out of pure loyalty to his PSA coach.
     
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  11. EastCoast2

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    It'd have to be some serious loyalty to give up millions of dollars.
     
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  12. Chief00

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    Quite frankly, some will say college could expose weaknesses in someone's game and drop their draft number. But, overall I agree go to college under this scenario.
     
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    BUConn10 Artist formerly known as BUHusky10

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    Still a little unclear, if he's graduating then what is he doing next year if it's not officially a post-grad year? Also wouldn't he be draft eligible in 2017 when he plans on entering college?
     
  14. BearJWS

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    Hamidou basically said he's doing a Post Grad year, but you never know. Mamadou Diarra graduated from Putnam Science last year but did a Post Grad this year. Jalen Adams graduated from Cushing Academy in 2014 but did a Post Grad at Brewster. Lots of kids do Post Grad years, often to improve game, body or academically.
     
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  15. CGarr

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    He's thinking of taking a gap year to backpack through Europe.
    There's nothing unclear here. He and his coach have been saying he's doing a post grad year for a long time.
    He officially graduated and if his SATS/ACTS are good he can go to college. There is no doubt he'd help himself more in the draft by going to college versus playing at Putnam Science. IMO, the only reason someone like him should do a post grad year is if he ineligible to play college ball (like Thon Maker). I really don't believe that is the case here.
     
  16. CGarr

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    Some good answers here:


    Sidenote: this interviewer come straight off the tennis courts to interview him?
     
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    The good points for us are that he doesn't care much about conference (so AAC is no big deal) and that he values a relationship with a coach (and we know KO is amazing at developing relationships). Thought it was interesting he said he doesn't have any great relationships with coaches yet although that may just be the diplomatic answer for an interview.
     
  18. JimOllie

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    Whenever someone asks him about UConn, he always seems to get defensive and sort of play it off as is if we're just some other school. My guess? He loves UConn but wants the offers to keep pouring in so he doesn't want to make it sound like he's a UConn lean. I still like our chances.
     
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    UConnSwag11 Storrs, CT The Mecca

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    or he's sick and tired of people assuming he's going to uconn and being asked about it.
     
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  20. Hungryhusky99

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    I think it's mostly UConn fans assuming UConn . Crystal ball has 90 to 10 in favor of UK.
     
  21. husky99

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    CRYSTAL are a joke
     
  22. Hungryhusky99

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    Not saying they are right by any means but if it was a general consensus that he was UConn bound we would have more than one pick.
     
  23. Jaybo

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    I have a gut feeling he won't be at uconn.
     
  24. 4in16

    4in16 uses the force

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    Crystal ball picks would pick UK or Duke once they offer just because they know nothing.
     
  25. kcc1442

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    Still don't think you understand what the CB is all about....
     
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  26. Hungryhusky99

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    Yeah I have absolutely no idea
     
  27. RayIsTheGOAT

    RayIsTheGOAT I was once compared to a young Tragic Bronson

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    I feel the same way... until I remember that the official UConn Men's BBall twitter account follows Diallo and they only follow UConn players.
     
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  28. Paesano

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    Imagine if he comes here, becomes a great player and wins a championship. Does the squid attack Ollie like he did coach k? He was somewhat diplomatic about Kemba but didn't he effectively not pursue Kemba? If we actually beat him out for a great, championship-caliber, kid, will he lose his.....
     
  29. Stairmaster

    Stairmaster Stainmaster?

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    Why are you so obsessed with Calipari?
     
  30. Paesano

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    When did you become a uconn fan? 2011? Do you have any clue whatsoever about the history between UConn/Calhoun and the squid? And, more importantly, are we not competeing with him for the kid whose name is in the title of this thread?

    Maybe you should be asking yourself why you are obsessed with my obsession...snowflake.