Hamidou Diallo returning to Kentucky for 2017-2018 season

05/24/2017 11:45 PM

He took it down to the wire, but Hamidou Diallo decided just before the midnight deadline that he is returning to Kentucky next season.

The New York native was rated as the nation’s #1 shooting guard in the 2017 class, according to Scout.com, but enrolled early at Kentucky in January. Diallo did not appear in any games for the Cats, but was projected as a late first round or early second round draft pick.

Here’s Diallo in February, shortly after he joined Kentucky’s basketball team:

We’ll have more on KSTV on Thursday.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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