Kentucky freshman guard Hamidou Diallo to declare for NBA Draft

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - University of Kentucky freshman guard Hamidou Diallo has announced he will enter the 2018 NBA Draft and sign with an agent.

Diallo averaged 10 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, starting all 37 games for UK.

He had three 20-point games, including a 22-point effort against Buffalo in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. His career high was 23 against Monmouth.

“I would like to start off by thanking my family for always supporting and believing in me,” Diallo said. “Thank you to Coach Cal, the assistants and the staff for everything. You guys have pushed me to my limits and I’m grateful for everything you’ve done for me. You’ve been honest with me from the start and always had my back. I can’t thank you enough. To my teammates, you guys are my brothers. You picked me up this season and helped me build my confidence when I needed it."

Diallo is the fourth Wildcat to declare for the NBA Draft, joining Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Kevin Knox as those who have signed with an agent. PJ Washington has also declared, but he has yet to sign with an agent.

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