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Detroit Pistons | #6 | Guard

Hamidou

Diallo

PPG

11.6

RPG

5.2

APG

1.9

PIE

9.9

6'5" | 202lb | 22 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Named the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Champion during All-Star weekend. Scored in double figures five times. On 11/19 at Sacramento, became the only rookie in Thunder history to go 7-for-7 or better from the field (2-2 3FG, 2-2 FT) as he finished with 18 points and two steals. On 1/29 at Orlando, went 3-of-5 from the floor to score seven points, grab a rebound and block a shot. On 12/25, went a perfect 3-for-3 to finish with six points and three rebounds. On 12/23 vs. Minnesota, logged seven points on 2-of-3 shooting, three rebounds and two blocks. On 12/17 vs. Chicago, produced his second-straight double-digit scoring game with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting. On 12/15 vs. LA Clippers, went 4-for-5 from the floor to score 10 points. On 11/14 vs. New York, tallied 11 points, four rebounds and two steals. On 10/21 vs. Sacramento, registered his first double-digit scoring game with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, two assists and two steals. Made his NBA debut on 10/16 at Golden State, finishing with four points, a rebound, an assist anºd a steal. Inactive for one game. Missed three games with a left ankle sprain. Logged 23 DNP – Coach’s Decision. Missed four games while on G League assignment.

BEFORE NBA

2017-18 (Redshirt Freshman): Averaged 10.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while starting in all 37 games during his redshirt freshman season. Scored in double figures in 16 games, topping the 20-point plateau three time. Named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week following a 20-point, threesteal effort vs. Virginia Tech where he also knocked down a career-high four three-pointers. Hauled in at least three boards in 24 games. Led the Wildcats in scoring in four games, rebounds in three games, blocks five times, steals six times and assists twice. Finished the season ranking fourth on the team in points (371), sixth in rebounds (135) and third in blocks (31). Scored 22 points, one off of his career high, in UK’s second-round NCAA Tournament win over Buffalo. Knocked down a career-high nine shots and added eight rebounds, two blocks and a steal in that victory. Swatted a careerhigh three shots, while also contributing eight points and three rebounds, in the NCAA Tournament win over Davidson. Scored seven points vs. Georgia in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, including a huge three-pointer when the Dawgs cut the lead to 11 in the second half. Had 11 points, two boards and two assists in the home finale win over Ole Miss. Had 13 points, three rebounds and a pair of assists in the come-from-behind win at No. 7 West Virginia. Poured in 18 points in a home win over Texas A&M. Registered his first career doubledouble with 10 points and a career-high 10 boards in the SEC opener against Georgia. Scored in double figures in seven straight contests beginning against UIC on 11/26. Had back-to-back games with 20 or more points when he scored a career-high 23 vs. Monmouth in Madison Square Garden followed by 20 points in the win over Virginia Tech. Had 19 points against both UIC and Harvard in consecutive outings. Totaled a careerhigh 10 boards while adding eight points in the win over Troy. Began the season with 18 points against Utah Valley, 16 against Vermont and 14 against Kansas at the State Farm Champions Classic. 2016-17 (Freshman): Participated in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup with USA Basketball. Averaged 10.9 points and 3.9 rebounds in 18.4 minutes a game for the United States in seven games. Midyear enrollee who joined the team in January after graduating from Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut in May. Did not play in 2016-17.

PERSONAL LIFE

Son of Marima and Abdoulaye Diallo. Has three siblings (Alpha, Boubacar and Marima). Enjoys playing board games, cards, pool and ping pong. Most influential person in his life is his mother. Favorite sports team outside of basketball is the New York Giants. Enjoys watching “Power.” Lists Meek Mill as his favorite music artist and Will Smith as his favorite actor. Hidden talent is singing. The best moment of his career was getting drafted. Favorite community service event was hosting Hami Day in his hometown.