14 Facts About Hamidou Diallo


Hamidou Diallo was born on July 31,1998 and is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.

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Hamidou Diallo was a consensus 5-star prospect, and one of the top rated basketball players in the class of 2017.

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Later that summer Hamidou Diallo was invited to both NBPA Top 100 and Adidas Nations camps.

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Hamidou Diallo transferred to Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Connecticut prior to his Junior Year.

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Hamidou Diallo was considered one of the top players in the 2017 recruiting class by Scout.

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Hamidou Diallo was heavily recruited by six schools, the University of Kentucky, The University of Arizona, Indiana University, The University of Kansas, Syracuse University, and the University of Connecticut.

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Hamidou Diallo would start participating with the team in practices, but would not play a single game that year due to his late entry into the program.

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Hamidou Diallo was one of a record-high 182 players to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft, despite not having played a single college game in the process.

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On June 21,2018, Hamidou Diallo was selected with the 45th pick in the 2018 NBA draft by the Brooklyn Nets.

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On February 16,2019, Hamidou Diallo won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, becoming the first Oklahoma City Thunder player ever to win it.

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On March 13,2021, Hamidou Diallo was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a future second-round draft pick.

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Hamidou Diallo competed for the under-18 United States national basketball team that captured gold in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship game in 2016.

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Hamidou Diallo won bronze at the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in Egypt.

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Hamidou Diallo is of Guinean descent; his parents, Abdoulaye and Marima, emigrated to New York from Guinea.

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