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'16 NH SF Alpha Diallo (Signed to Providence)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by Buffnik, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, NH) / Abraham Lincoln HS (Denver, CO)

    AAU: Colorado Hawks

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    Ht: 6'7"
    Wt: 195

    Rivals rating: 4*; unranked SF (#110 overall)
    Scout rating: 3*; unranked SF
    ESPN rating: 4*-80 grade; #17 SF (#90 overall)
    247s rating: 4*-91 grade; #21 SF (#98 overall)

    Reported Offers: Boston College, CSU, Florida, Indiana, Kansas State, Manhattan, Miami, Nevada, Northeastern, Northern Colorado, Omaha, Seton Hall, TX Arlington, VCU, Weber State, Wyoming
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Some of you may remember that the CHSAA really screwed Diallo over on a ruling that kept him from playing as a junior so he left the state for his senior season. http://www.denverpost.com/preps/ci_28726526/alpha-diallo-top-high-school-basketball-prospect-leaves (Will Whelan was all over this -- I've never seen him unload like that on twitter.)

    Considering that he's pretty much the best player the Buffs could hope to land, should Tad go hard after him instead of taking a 2nd tier big man with the last scholarship in the 2016 class?
     
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    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Yes, take him. Brewster is a great prep school, maybe best secondary basketball in the country.
     
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    That's one hell of a change in atmosphere, Lincoln to Brewster.
     
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    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Take him, between the righting the chssa wrong and the fact he can ball there is no downside to this, it should be noted that there are a number scouts and basketball people WHelan include who think Diallo is a MUCH better prospect than De'ron Davis
     
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    Any evidence that CU is recruiting him, or is it wishful/hopeful thinking by some posters here?
     
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    Nothing recent. It was an oversight that Diallo didn't have a profile on AB. And while he hasn't been offered, he has always been very much on CU's radar.
     
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    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Will the Adidas thing not be an issue?
     
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    I think you take the best talent available. Not sure if he's interested but we definitely should be.

    Then again, we are going to be stacked at wing next year. I'm already trying to imagine how a White/King/Fortune/Fletcher rotation would work. Wouldn't mind seeing some small ball with three of those guys starting and Wes as the defensive anchor, but that is another thread.

    On the whole shoe issue, how do we get Nike to sponsor every legit AAU team in Colorado?
     
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    he's originally from New York & only spent a couple years in CO. Not sure there's any edge there. Would love to have him but, he would have to wait to '17-'18 to get legit minutes for us. I could see how a young kid who's not from here would not want to spend *another* yr in CO riding pine when he's got other high majors after him.
     
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    Not sure everyone is aware, but one of Diallo's teammates is CU commit Deleon Brown.
     
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    Wearing my CU gear to the Yum Yum Shop must have paid off!
     
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    Providence
     

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