The Diallo circus to finally end this week.

  • Per Evan Daniels, Twitter reports saying Diallo could announce Tuesday or Wednesday… Not sure I believe it but that’s the most valid news to come out in days.

    Source on @cheick_diallo13 announcement: ‘Earliest Tuesday, latest Wednesday.’ UK, KU, SJU, Pitt, ISU

  • @BeddieKU23

    I will guess that Ingram’s destination will have a bearing in his decision; it would be too much of a coincidence that he waited until Ingram’s announcement…and I don’t believe in coincidences.

  • @JayHawkFanToo Sooo what do you think that means?

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    I don’t have a clue. It could be that Diallo is waiting for Ingram to sign with KU so he can come as well and make it one of KU’s greatest classes and the team a contender…or it could be that he will sign with KU if Ingram does not so he can have the spotlight and assured playing time, or…well, you see that it can be spun a hundred ways and I just don’t know which way it will play… :(

    At this point we are all just guessing…

  • I think Bruce Weber comes in at the last moment and lands both Diallo and Ingram. It has been his plan all along. Just needed to get rid of 5 guys to prove that they will get their playing time.

  • I’m baffled as to why Diallo is still waiting. Duke’s not in the mix for him, so at least the Blue Snivels won’t get both him and Ingram… And no documented connection between the two of them up until this point, right?

    If they’re both coming to KU (doubtful) I still don’t get the timing.

  • ya it was just on zags blog to either Tuesday or Wednsday

  • Prediction: Ingram to Duke; Diallo to St. John’s. And Kansas basketball survives and thrives.

  • shouldn’t make any difference whether Ingram was to sign or not. 2 totally different positions, Diallo is a 5, Ingram is not

  • @jayballer54 pretty sure jayhawkfan knows that! Kinda like Duke signed a pt that will influence Ingrams decision.

  • @HighEliteMajor

    sounds about right after all the backstabbing st johns did to get in the position they are in.

  • @jayballer54

    Diallo is not a 5, he is a college PF that might end up playing SF in the NBA, much like Ingram. At KU he would play PF. Would it surprise to know that both Lucas and Mickelson are listed as Forward at KU? They are…what makes you think Diallo is a 5?

  • Just sayin’… last week he asked for his picture to be edited showing him wearing the uniforms of each of his 5 potential school choices. Since he asked a Jayhawk fan/editing account, he better pick KU!.
    By the way, that Jayhawk editor got grounded for doing Diallo’s picture edit while he should have been doing his homework!

  • @FarSideHawk your son? Mean ole dad!

  • @JayHawkFanToo And according to Rava on Seinfeld: “There are no big coincidences or small coincidences, just coincidences”

  • @Crimsonorblue22 :) I’m not at liberty to say, but yes I can be a pretty mean dad, even when they are supporting the Jayhawks recruiting work!

  • @FarSideHawk when he’s making millions you can stop grounding him!

  • Mr. Diallo, welcome to KU.

  • I guess I don’t mind getting another great recruiting class, but the whole OAD thing hasn’t made me too excited about getting any of these guys unless they’ll stick around for a few years.

  • @wissoxfan83 I’m the same way. They aren’t around long enough to get really good.

  • Diallo is down to St. John’s, Kentucky, Kansas, Iowa State and Pittsburgh but it looks like the Johnnies, Wildcats and Jayhawks are the front runners at this point in time (according to Evan Daniels).

    Diallo would be a monster addition for the Red Storm as he has a high motor, knack for finding the basketball and can develop more efficient post moves under Chris Mullin.

    This is freakin’ hilarious. The media is steering Diallo to St Johns. I am afraid because if you remember, he was going to commit during the Nike Summit game or right after…Here we are days later. It doesn’t look good folks.

    I’m totally convinced these programs are using something against KU and Bill Self. OH…I know now, KU is not an East coast program.

  • @KUSTEVE I think he goes to SJU. The hiring of a “name” coach, the last minute push, staying on the East Coast. It just seems to all add up. I hope I’m wrong.

  • @Hawk8086 you better be wrong!

  • I want him to be a Jayhawk, but if that doesn’t work out, I hope he goes to St. John’s (not Kentucky).

    Unfortunately, I have a bad feeling that Calipari has already sealed the deal on him…

  • @SoftballDad2011 I need that throw up emoji!!! Nuleaf help me out!

  • @SoftballDad2011 I’m thinking not Kentucky based on his statement that he was looking for major minutes. He has seen that some highly regarded players go there and don’t play a lot…and there is competition on the front line there.

  • Gosh… it is hard to stomach this recruiting business. We’ve made it so the recruiting process is about all that counts instead of the development side.

    We should be getting guys with the right size and shape for their position… good athletes… hungry to learn… morally upstanding… and the outcome of our recruiting should be visible in a couple to three years later. There should be a stair-step process involved to keep the elder players on the court, using their experience while the young ones watch on and learn. I miss that brand of basketball.

    I’ve fallen in with the crowd and I watch all this garbage with anticipation… realizing our entire season boils down to a 17 yr old making his decision on where to go.

    Someone please tell me this is all just a bad dream and we will all wake up tomorrow with a load of athletic players with size and an eagerness to learn!

    I think I’ll go watch the Kardashians now so I can prepare myself for the next over-dramatized recruiting announcement…

  • @truehawk93

    Why would he develop more efficient post moves under Mullins? He was mostly a SG and a shooter and not a post or “near the post” type of player that Diallo is.

    If he want exposure, St John’s is not the place to go; the Big East is a shadow of what it used to be and he would get considerably more exposure in the Big 12 that will continue to be one of the top 3 leagues.

  • I hear it’s UK. But I will hope and pray that my hearing was bad and I’m wrong. But if not Kansas. I would hope for St John’s but I don’t like there chances either. I feel the worse but still hope for the best outcome Kansas.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 (puke) How I felt yesterday after getting home and checking to see where BIngram picked.

  • Rock Chalk News ‏@rockchalk_news · 4m4 minutes ago
    BREAKING: Cheick Diallo has decided to take his talents to a school with #university in the title. #HeardItHereFirst #CheickWatch15

  • @Statmachine what the h does that mean?

  • @Crimsonorblue22 IDK? It was breaking news I thought everyone would like to know lol

  • Rock Chalk News ‏@rockchalk_news · 2m2 minutes ago
    Noted #UK writer @marcum89 has just put #KU as his pick for Cheick Diallo on 24/7 sports trending #KU up to 39%. Still close but #KU gaining

  • Brandon Tierney - CBS Sports Radio just said Diallo would announce today and he thinks he is heading to Kansas. Tierney does some play-by-play for St Johns games

    more useless anticipating banter

  • @BeddieKU23 🙏💙🏀❤️ i think we need him!!

  • @BeddieKU23 I remember a similar post like this about Julius Randle. As you say, just useless.

    Rock Chalk.

  • OMG the anticipation is killin me. I have some special drinks ready at home set aside for celebration if he commits to KU. Hoping its a night of fun and good times because the alternative is yard work. I really don’t want to do yard work…

  • @RockkChalkk Special drinks? That sounds awesome. Are they Mario Miracle shots from Lottie’s?

  • @joeloveshawks Oh snap! I’m not local so I’ve never had them but they sound amazing. If anyone knows how to make them I would love to know how to mix some up for special occasions.

  • @RockkChalkk we’re there!

  • @RockkChalkk I don’t know either. I just know that I took them in times of great need…2nd half of MSU game in 2009. 2nd half of the Northern Iowa game…2nd half of the Michigan game. You know where I am coming from.

    Good idea to have a celebratory drink instead of an “oh my god we are going to lose this game I need to be more drunk so I don’t remember this” drink.

  • Fancaster ‏@fancaster #KU fans are you ready? @fancaster predicts #Jayhawks will land #CheickDiallo, biggest recruit since #Wiggins & #Embiid. @JerryMeyer #Kansas

  • @Statmachine So, when is the big day actually supposed to be? I mean so we can all exhale and go on with our lives…:calendar:

  • @nuleafjhawk

    still a lot of moving parts, but it is heating up!!!

  • Kansas Jayhawks[edit]

    Diallo committed to the Kansas Jayhawks on 4/28/15


  • Possible Vandalism ‏@wiki_vandalism · 2m2 minutes ago
    Wikipedia page Cheick Diallo has possibly been vandalized.

  • @Statmachine

    A Jayhawk fan with wishful thinking?

    He is expected to announce tomorrow

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