Mamadi Diakite becomes Virginia’s third four-star recruit in Class of 2016

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One day after helping Team Africa finish third in the adidas Nations, 2016 power forward Mamadi Diakite committed to Virginia.

Diakite told Jamie Oakes of 247Sports.com , who first reported the news, that there is, “It’s 80 percent chance I enroll in 2015.” Although he sounded less certain about reclassifying when talking to Evan Daniels of Scout.com: “It’s a possibility,” he said. “We don’t know yet.”

The 6-foot-9 forward from the Blue Ridge School (Virginia) is ranked No. 30 in the Class of 2016 by Rivals. He is the third four-star commit in Tony Bennett’s 2016 class, joining point guard Ty Jerome and shooting guard Kyle Guy. Three-star power forward Jay Huff rounds out the class. The 2016-17 campaign is the same season Memphis transfer Austin Nichols makes his debut for the Cavaliers. He committed to Virginia on July 26.

Diakite averaged 12.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in the adidas Nations this past week.