BYU, Utah State Basketball Offer Rising Juan Diego High Prospect
Oct 5, 2021, 12:38 PM
(Steve Griffin, Deseret News)
DRAPER, Utah – Remember the name Malick Diallo from Juan Diego Catholic High School. Diallo, a native of Bamako, Mali, is starting to garner a lot of recruiting interest.
Two in-state programs in BYU and Utah State both extended scholarship offers recently to the rising 2024 prospect.
So proud of our guy Malick Diallo who received his first offer yesterday!! And from a high major and elite program – BYU and Coach Pope. Great coach & program! Keep working hard Malick…your future is SO bright!!
— Drew Trost (@jdcoachtrost) September 29, 2021
The 6-foot-9 Diallo began playing basketball four years ago at the age of 12 in Mali. Last year, as a freshman at Juan Diego, was Diallo’s first season playing in the United States. He averaged 10.0 points, 5.9 rebounds per game in 22 games played.
Malick Diallo participated in FIBA u16 African Championships
This past summer, Diallo averaged 15.1 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists to help lead Mali to a second-place finish in the FIBA U16 African Championship.
Malick Diallo (’05) #32 had one of the most dominant games I’ve seen in the u16 African Champs. He put up video game numbers with 6 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks in just 18 minutes. I’m looking forward to tracking him going forward pic.twitter.com/wlftosv3lX
— Caine Purnell (@caine_purnell) August 10, 2021
Diallo’s AAU team is the Utah Mountain Stars, coached by former BYU greats Marty and Tyler Haws.
Congratulations to Malick Diallo on his scholarship offer to Utah State University!🔥 pic.twitter.com/qm0nh7uVYC
— Utah Mountain Stars (@utmountainstars) October 1, 2021
The 2021-22 high school basketball season for 3A (Juan Diego Catholic’s classification) begins on November 16.
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.
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