Diallo to announce on Saturday

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, January 5th, 2017

New England's top ranked prospect in the class of 2017, Putnam Science Academy's Hamidou Diallo, will be announcing his college commitment on Saturday.

Diallo tweeted Wednesday night that he would return to his hometown of New York City to make the announcement at 5pm on Saturday.

While his tweet identified six schools still in the running - Kentucky, Arizona, Syracuse, Kansas, Indiana, and UConn - his decision is expected to come down to Kentucky and UConn. He has taken official visits to both schools in the last two weeks, and while he was also mulling a potential visit to Arizona as well, he never ended up taking that trip.

Numerous reports were also circulating Wednesday night that Diallo would head to college immediately, joining his new team for the second semestar before fully suiting up next year.

While those reports are all thus far unsubstantiated, if that plan ends up coming to fruition it would be an obvious blow for Putnam Science, who has appeared poised to challenge for a National Prep Championship.

Diallo is also eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft and could still elect to go through that process, regardless of whether he remains in prep school or heads to college this month.