With summer AAU and live period action largely now complete, we are entering list cutting and commitment season for college basketball recruiting.
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Status — OFFERED (May 2019)
Hometown – Queens, New York (Putnam Science Academy, Conn.)
Position – Point Guard
Height – 6-foot-2
Weight – 180
AAU – PSA Cardinals (Nike EYBL)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 63)
Primary Competition – Texas A&M, Illinois, Georgia, Texas Tech, Seton Hall, NC State.
Timeline — Diarra has indicated in various reports that he wants to take visits this fall when students are back on campus. Look for that to begin very soon, with a decision to likely follow prior to the November early signing period.
Indiana Connections — The IU coaching staff is well connected to the PSA program, especially Archie Miller and Bruiser Flint. IU has made Diarra a priority recruit and expects to obtain one of his official visits.
Numbers — During Nike EYBL (AAU) play Diarra averaged 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in 29.5 minutes per contest. He shot 41.4% overall from the field including 28.6% (10-for-35) from three point range and added 2.1 turnovers and 1.3 steals per game.
RECRUITING SERVICE ASSESSMENTS
“You can look at a box score and see his contributions but the real joy is watching him defensively. He plays with such passion and with so much to prove. He’s an unselfish player, plays with a lot of grit and plays with that signature New York toughness that makes him standout.”
— DeAnte’ Mitchell, Rivals
“It runs in my family,” Diarra said. “We’re all tough, we don’t back down from anything. We just love the game so much that we just show it on the court with our toughness.”
— Hassan Diarra (via 247Sports)
“One of the toughest floor generals in the class.”
— Brian Snow, 247Sports
“I’ve never had anyone like this. This kid had not had one bad practice in two years. He’s so mentally tough. He’s such a smart kid. Every game, every practiced, every film session, every day, he’s just ready to go. Pros do that.”
“Indiana’s going after me pretty hard. Archie Miller, he’s a great coach, we talk a lot. Indiana has great history, so that’s very intriguing to me.”
“I am looking for a place with a family environment, where I have a good relationship with the head coach, and a playing style that is good for me.”
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