Report: Four-star forward could choose a school soon


Four-star forward Mamadi Diakite is one of the most productive big men in the Class of 2016 and he could decide between three schools shortly, according to a report from Josh Gershon of The 6-foot-9 Diakite is going to decide between Virginia, USC and Washington and it could happen as soon as this week.

As the No. 30 overall prospect in Rivals’ Class of 2016 national rankings, Diakite would have the potential to come in and play right away and be productive at the college level. A plus rebounder who runs the floor and finishes with authority, Diakite can also protect the rim and he plays well with other big men.

Diakite still needs to add weight and refine his offensive game a bit, but he has a lot of upside and his motor allows him to compete for minutes right away.