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Cheick Diallo commits to Kansas

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Cheick Diallo, a power forward out of New York and Top 10 high school player nationally, has committed to Bill Self and the University of Kansas, according to numerous sources.

The commitment from Diallo is huge for the Jayhawks, who lacked some defensive rebounding and scoring around the basket last year, and have to replace the production of Cliff Alexander, who declared for the draft after the 2014-15 season amidst eligibility issues.

Diallo, who stands 6'9",  is known as a good instinctive shot blocker with a 7'3" wingspan. His rebounding and defense seem to be a step ahead of his offensive game, but those attributes should nicely compliment starting big man Perry Elllis' game at power forward.


Diallo joins incoming freshman big man Carlton Bragg in the 2015 class, which has room for at least one more scholarship player. The Kansas front line now appears to be set with Diallo, Bragg and Ellis accompanied by established role players in Landen Lucas and Jamari Traylor.