USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Announced as participating in the 2016 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp on Sept. 22, 2016.
  • Member of the 2016 USA Men's U18 National Team that won a gold medal with a 5-0 record at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile; the top four finish qualified the USA for the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship; averaged 7.6 ppg. and 4.6 rpg.
  • Took part in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp in October at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

High School Honors

  • 2015 and 2016 all-state.
  • 2015 and 2016 all-conference.

High School Notes

  • Attends Putnam Science Academy (Conn.) and helped his team to a 38-3 record and the state semifinals in 2015-16; averaged 19.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 3.0 apg.
  • Helped Putnam to a 35-7 slate in 2014-15, while advancing to the state quarterfinals and averaging 17.0 ppg. and 4.0 rpg.
  • Competes in the summer for the NY RENs in the EYBL.
  • Also played soccer.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Marima and Abdoulaye Diallo.
  • Nickname is Hami.
  • Visited the White House with his RENs on National Gun Violence Awareness Day (June 2, 2016), because of his team’s “Wear the Orange Emblem” anti-gun violence campaign. He was unable to meet President Obama, who was giving the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Inside Scoop

  • Dunked on the White House court.
  • Started playing basketball in the fifth grade.
  • Favorite USA Men’s National Team player: Russell Westbrook
  • Plans on studying business in college.
  • Favorite Twitter account: @ESPN.
  • Favorite superhero: Batman.
  • Favorite movies: “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Fast and the Furious” 1-5.
  • Favorite App: Instagram.
  • Favorite sport aside from basketball: soccer.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Michael Jordan.
  • Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant.
  • Best player ever faced: Stephen Curry.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “Monster.”
  • Would compare his game to: Russell Westbrook.
  • Enjoys: relaxing.
  • Has traveled outside the United States to: Guinea.
  • Instagram: @otn_hami
  • Twitter: @Diallo1Hamidou.

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