Potential Huge Recruiting News Coming Soon

Big Blue Nation is all in on this current basketball team but in the next two weeks a decision could be made that could impact next season and this season in a big way.  Hamidou Diallo is a top 10 shooting guard in the class of 2017 that John Calipari has been after for quite a while.  He has already graduated from high school and is apparently very interested in joining a college team for the second semester.  He visited Connecticut just before Christmas and then visited UK earlier this week.  Cal really needs another elite guard for next season and the 6’5 Diallo would without a doubt fit that bill.  The only wrinkle is that he will be eligible for the upcoming draft but the word is that he plans to stick around for a second season unless he gets great feedback from the NBA.  The bonus would be adding him to the Cats current roster if he picks Kentucky.  While UK has three great guards already he has the size to allow the Cats to play a four guard lineup at time alongside Bam.  He would obviously be quite a bit behind this season but adding another elite player to this team would not hurt anything and it would only help prepare him for the upcoming season if he did indeed return.

Currently it seems to be between the Wildcats and the Huskies but there is a chance he will visit Arizona after this weekend.  UCONN has been terrible this season and the only real draw they would have is that he would get unlimited playing time this season if he wants to try to enter the draft this year.  On the other hand UK would give him a chance to face top competition on a daily basis as well as compete for a national championship.  Then if he returns he would be on another loaded Kentucky team on a title hunt again.  Arizona seems like a better choice than UCONN but it would seem the Kentucky is a better fit.  The second semester begins on January 11th at UK so that would mean a decision would have to come before then if he wants to play for Kentucky this season.  Who knows how it will all shake out but it is certainly worth keeping an eye on.  Check out his full player profile here Hamidou Diallo player profile.  Plus here is a highlight video of him for you to enjoy.

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