Bill Self doesn’t get enough credit on being one of the nation’s top recruiters, and reeled another one-and-done type talent in Chieck Diallo.
Diallo, who’s ranked # 8 in ESPN Top 100, announced his decision via twitter opting to join the Jayhawk fraternity.
I'm kansas Jayhawks Bound. Thank you all for the support C'est LA Vie pic.twitter.com/IA6RGx3q6v
— _cd13 (@cheick_diallo13) April 28, 2015
He told ESPN Paul Biancardi:
“I can earn playing time right away. I played against Joel Embiid in high school and watched his development. I need to work on a lot of things and feel coach [Bill] Self can help my game. On my visit, the campus was great and the people were nice. I could see myself there.”
The 2015 McDonald’s All-American MVP, had a very strong end to his senior season at Our Savior New American, a Christian High School in New York.
Self will be working with a very raw talent in Diallo. Andrew Wiggins was the NBA 2014 1st pick and Embiid was the 3rd overall pick respectively, gained much wisdom and developed admirably under Self.
Diallo should boost the Jayhawks frontline that includes projected Preseason-All American 1st Team senior Perry Ellis and sophomore center Landen Lucas.