Hamidou Diallo (born July 31, 1998) is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for the Detroit Pistons.
Hamidou Diallo won the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest becoming the first Oklahoma City Thunder player ever to win it.
He was a member of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team in college.
Hamidou Diallo was a consensus 5-star prospect and one of the best basketball prospects in the 2017 class.
Diallo is Guinean.
His parents, Abdoulaye and Marima, are of Guinean heritage and emigrated to New York from Guinea.
Diallo spent his freshman and sophomore years at John Bowne High School in Flushing, New York.
Diallo then transferred to Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Connecticut prior to his Junior Year.
He led Putnam to a (35–7) overall record.
Scout.com, Rivals.com, and ESPN all rated Diallo as one of the best players in the 2017 recruiting class.
A hotcake, six colleges, including the University of Kentucky, the University of Arizona, Indiana University, the University of Kansas, Syracuse University, and the University of Connecticut, actively recruited Diallo.
Diallo committed to the University of Kentucky in 2017 and would start participating with the team in practices, but would not play a single game that year due to his late entry into the program.
Despite not having played a single collegiate game, Diallo was one of a record-breaking 182 players to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft.
Hamidou Diallo later had a change of thought and returned to Kentucky to play in their 2017–2018 season, despite draft scouts saying he could have been taken in the first round of the draft that year.
Diallo averaged 10.0 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game that season.
The Brooklyn Nets selected Diallo with the 45th pick in the 2018 NBA draft on June 21, 2018.
Following that, his draft rights were traded to the Charlotte Hornets and then to the Oklahoma City Thunder where he played for 3 seasons.
On July 28, 2018, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced that they had signed with Diallo.
Diallo set a career high with 18 points, two steals, a rebound, and an assist in a 113–117 loss to the Sacramento Kings on November 19, 2018.
On March 13, 2021, Diallo was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and a future second-round draft pick.
Hamidou is still at the Pistons pursuing a good basketball season.
NBA All-star Dunk Contest
He won the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest becoming the first Oklahoma City Thunder player ever to win it.
For one dunk he jumped over a 7 feet 1 inch Shaquille O’Neal and did the “honey dip” dunk popularized by Raptors legend Vince Carter, and displayed a Superman undershirt while hanging from the rim.
In another dunk, he jumped over rapper Quavo who held the ball above his head and finished it with two hands.
He ultimately was crowned champion.
In 2021, Hamidou Diallo agreed to a two-year, $10.4 million contract to remain with the Detroit Pistons.
What is the Net worth of Hamidou Diallo?
2019 Dunk Contest champion, Hamidou Diallo has a net worth of $838,464 USD.
What is Hamidou Diallo’s Salary?
Hamidou Diallo gets a salary of approximately $1 million from his team, the Detroit Pistons.
What College did Hamidou Diallo attend?
He attended the University of Kentucky between 2017-2018.
Player stats of Hamidou Diallo in the NBA