Page updated as of 4/10/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 42
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 45 by the Brooklyn Nets (rights traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder)
Excels at scoring on the move
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Fairly good defensive player
Rock solid motor
Has long arms
May have significant upside
Needs to improve his shooting
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
Can display spotty shot selection
Not an elite ball handler
Can play too wildly on offense
Can have lapses defensively
Does not collect enough steals or blocks
Can be too inconsistent in games
Hamidou Diallo is a very athletic swingman that may have an intriguing set of skills. He is an aggressive scorer that really excels at getting buckets on fast breaks, and he also has a solid first step that enables him to garner plenty of scores off the dribble.
Plus, he will chip in to help collect some rebounds, and Diallo is also a fairly good defensive player that has the athletic ability, footwork, and instincts to potentially be a lockdown defender on that end of the court.
However, he will need to improve his jump shot, and his shot has fallen off as of lately. He also played really poorly recently in a February 6th loss to Tennessee, as he was held scoreless.
After briefly testing the waters, Hamidou Diallo decided to return to Kentucky, as he will get a chance to play his first full season there in college. His skills combined with having tremendous athleticism could make him a candidate to go in the first round in 2018.
HoopsHype Info on Hamidou Diallo
7/23/16 USA vs. Canada (U-18 Americas Championships)
12/16/17 Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech
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