Jayhawks freshman Cheick Diallo has been waiting for a ruling on his eligibilty for the upcoming basketball season. The NCAA is looking into his past school history, Diallo went to middle in Mali (West Africa) before transferring to Our Savior New American in Centereach, NY, as a ninth grader.
Diallo had decided to be proactive and hire Attorney Don Jackson to fight a potential ruling that would prevent him to play this season. Don Jackson comes with a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with the NCAA having represented former McDonald’s All Americans Marvin Stone and Jackie Butler in amateurism investigations. He also successfully represented Austin Nichols in his move from Memphis to Virginia.
Diallo, who is a projected high-lottery in next year NBA’s draft, was the MVP of the McDonald’s All-American game in march and was supposed to be a force in Kansas’ frontcourt.
Kansas opens their season Friday at home against Northern Colorado followed by a game against Michigan State on Tuesday.