Alpha Diallo – Colorado wing coming on by Eric Bossi

Alpha Diallo – Colorado wing coming on by Eric Bossi

Colorado wing coming on
Eric Bossi
Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting Analyst
THE RIVALS150: 2015 | 2016
Because of transfer rules, three-star wing Alpha Diallo had to sit out his junior season. This spring, he’s come back with a vengeance while playing on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit with the Colorado Hawks.
Alpha Diallo has played strong this spring.
After being ruled ineligible for the season for transferring from Denver (Colo.) West to Denver Lincoln, Diallo has showed little signs of rust. An extremely athletic 6-foot-5 wing, Diallo plays with great energy and intensity on both ends of the floor.
Don’t be fooled, though, he’s more than just an energizer-bunny type. He can shoot, makes plays for others and is a very good defender. But, he also knows that his playing style makes a lot possible on the floor.
“Playing hard opens up a lot for me,” Diallo told Rivals.com. “If I’m going hard to the basket and attacking they are going to start sagging and I can pull out my jump shot from there.
“From mid-range, I like to square up and pull up for the shot or drive to the hole hard.”
Not surprisingly, college coaches have fallen in love with his motor. Diallo has offers from Wyoming, Nevada, Manhattan, VCU, Northern Colorado, Nebraska-Omaha and Northeastern. However, after college coaches have seen him average 13 points and over six rebounds per game while playing great defense against top competition, more attention is rolling in.
Among the programs now closely monitoring his development are Connecticut, Arizona State, Oregon State, Indiana, Kansas State, Washington State, Utah, Oklahoma State and more.
“Coaches like how hard I go,” said Diallo. “Defensively they think i can be a good stopper as well.”
If Diallo plays as well in the summer as he did in the spring, he’s an excellent candidate for the 2016 Rivals150 and to see that high-major interest turn into high-major offers. When the time comes to make a decision, he’ll trust his mom for guidance.
“It’s going to be something that me and my mom have to go over,” said Diallo. “It’s going to be about where I fit and where we feel like they have a good situation for me.”
Eric Bossi
National Basketball Recruiting Analyst