KAEO: Samba Diallo 2018

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KAEO: Samba Diallo 2018

Post by natwam2547 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:40 pm

Adam Finkelstein‏
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UMass has offered Pope John (NJ) & @NYJayhawks wing Samba Diallo.

6'7" 190 pound Junior.

3 Star SF out of NJ. #50th ranked SF in 2018 according to 24-7.

Other offers from Hofstra, Manhattan, Iona, Monmouth, Stony Brook, Towson and VCU according to the site.

4 Star and the 38th ranked SF according to ESPN.

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Post by eldonabe » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:50 pm

natwam2547 wrote:Adam Finkelstein‏
@AdamFinkelstein

UMass has offered Pope John (NJ) & @NYJayhawks wing Samba Diallo.

6'7" 190 pound Junior.

3 Star SF out of NJ. #50th ranked SF in 2018 according to 24-7.

Other offers from Hofstra, Manhattan, Iona, Monmouth, Stony Brook, Towson and VCU according to the site.

4 Star and the 38th ranked SF according to ESPN.

Either he is over rated, or better high major offers will start coming in soon.
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Re: KAEO: Samba Diallo 2018

Post by JoleonLescottsHair » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:55 pm

Awesome. Bring him on board and make sure Amadou and Miriam is blasting full on the PA when he gets his pre-game intro at Mullins.

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Re: KAEO: Samba Diallo 2018

Post by natwam2547 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:01 pm

eldonabe wrote:
natwam2547 wrote:Adam Finkelstein‏
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UMass has offered Pope John (NJ) & @NYJayhawks wing Samba Diallo.

6'7" 190 pound Junior.

3 Star SF out of NJ. #50th ranked SF in 2018 according to 24-7.

Other offers from Hofstra, Manhattan, Iona, Monmouth, Stony Brook, Towson and VCU according to the site.

4 Star and the 38th ranked SF according to ESPN.

Either he is over rated, or better high major offers will start coming in soon.
Seems to be a late bloomer, which will lean towards the latter...

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Re: KAEO: Samba Diallo 2018

Post by gr8won » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:21 pm

Ha school is 20 minutes from me and my next door neighbor is the principal. Small world, they have been putting out some talented basketball players the last few years at Pope John. Always strong in nj football but guess I may have to start catching some b-ball games

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Post by Juice Stand » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:16 pm

Best of luck to Samba! That young man had such an interesting journey and was a nice piece to the team-building puzzle. Every team needs a guy like Samba and I'm disappointed we won't have him around. I don't know the circumstances regarding his departure, but this guy has talent and knows how to work. He'll find a wonderful home and do well. Go get 'em Samba.

*I had a hard time finding the video UMass Athletics did on him this season, but it's outstanding if someone can post the link here.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:31 am

Good luck, Samba!
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Re: KAEO: Samba Diallo 2018

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:32 am

Juice Stand wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:16 pm
Best of luck to Samba! That young man had such an interesting journey and was a nice piece to the team-building puzzle. Every team needs a guy like Samba and I'm disappointed we won't have him around. I don't know the circumstances regarding his departure, but this guy has talent and knows how to work. He'll find a wonderful home and do well. Go get 'em Samba.

*I had a hard time finding the video UMass Athletics did on him this season, but it's outstanding if someone can post the link here.

Same video, two different locations:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=195532418514763
https://twitter.com/UMassBasketball/sta ... 6224375810
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Re: KAEO: Samba Diallo 2018

Post by Floyd » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:01 am

Best of luck Samba. Many here wish you the best. You'll succeed wherever you end up. Will be following your games, you represented yourself very well here
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Post by Juice Stand » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:02 pm

Thanks IV. Those that missed it and aren't tuned into the social media side of UMass basketball should watch.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:53 pm

Juice Stand wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:02 pm
Thanks IV. Those that missed it and aren't tuned into the social media side of UMass basketball should watch.

You're welcome!
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Post by DoctorJ » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:02 pm

So little written about the departure of Samba here but so much about East. I feel kinda bad for him. I know he couldn't get the ball in the hoop but he played hard D and I'll miss a lot about him

Best wishes Samba. Will always remember the game vs. Providence!
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Re: KAEO: Samba Diallo 2018

Post by Cool_Hand » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:13 pm

Snuck one in with three hours to go.

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Re: KAEO: Samba Diallo 2018

Post by LS71 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:15 am

Hate to see Samba go. Seems to be a quality person. He was becoming a double-double machine.
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Re: KAEO: Samba Diallo 2018

Post by capezona » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:40 pm

LS71 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:15 am
Hate to see Samba go. Seems to be a quality person. He was becoming a double-double machine.
Double-double machine? Three games. But I liked Samba a lot and was looking forward to his development, maybe even into a machine. Good luck to him.

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