Hamidou Diallo’s NBA draft decision remains unclear.
On Tuesday night, Bryan Fonseca of the Queens Ledger reported that the guard will stay at Kentucky for another year. However, SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker relays that Kentucky sources cannot confirm the report and the Wildcats media relations department said it has nothing to announce at this time.
Source tells me that Hamidou Diallo is staying in Kentucky for a year. #NBADraft
— Bryan Fonseca (@BryanFonsecaNY) May 23, 2017
Diallo’s decision figures to go down to the wire. The Wildcats freshman guard has until midnight Wednesday to pull out of consideration for the 2017 NBA Draft and return to Lexington. A source close to the program told Tucker that Diallo is “50/50” about the decision. A source told New York-based basketball writer Adam Zagoria that a decision likely is to come Wednesday.
Diallo, who’s 6-foot-6, worked out for the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets before he joined others within his inner circle to consider his decision. He posted an NBA Combine-best 44 1/2-inch vertical leap nine days ago.
NBA scouts have told SEC Country they are skeptical of Diallo’s readiness to play in the NBA.