UK freshman Hamidou Diallo is listed as one of the players in the “next five in” category on the new ESPN.com NBA Draft “Big Board” from analyst Chad Ford, who posted his latest update Monday morning.
Diallo — a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who enrolled in classes at UK but did not play for the Wildcats this past season — is considered a borderline first-round draft pick and will be at the NBA Combine later this week. Ford has only 30 players listed on his “Big Board,” which puts Diallo in the 31-35 range for next month’s draft.
Diallo has not hired an agent and has until May 24 to decide whether he wants to go pro or return to Kentucky for his redshirt freshman season.
Ford lists UK freshmen De’Aaron Fox (No. 5), Malik Monk (No. 7) and Bam Adebayo (No. 23) in first-round territory on his latest Big Board.