Another gifted and ultra-talented young prospect has emerged in the state of Arizona, as 6-foot-9 sophomore post Fallou Diagne has surfaced at Tri-City Christian High School in Chandler, Arizona. A native of Senegal, Diagne is another big-time young talent that has just made Arizona's loaded 2020 class even much stronger for college programs to now assess.
Diagne is a rare find in the state of Arizona, so he will immediately stick out in the class, and become one of the top recruiting targets in the West and, most likely, the country over time. At 6-9 in height already, Diagne is a very versatile and skilled post prospect with a nice ability to score inside and out effectively, as a result of an advanced offensive skillset and a nice shooting stroke with range. He is fundamentally sound already. His ability to make shots from the perimeter, and also put the ball on the floor and create for himself are very unique skillsets that he possesses at a very young age.
Diagne is very fluid offensively and looks very comfortable making plays for himself. He will develop into a complete mis-match for opposing post players, as he can score effectively inside and out. Very few post players will have his ability to play inside and out, and he also has excellent length and adequate explosiveness off the ground - making it very difficult especially in the CAA charter school league for anyone to give this young man problems this high school season. As Diagne matures physically over the next three years, he should absolutely dominate the CAA Division, and become a household name amidst high school competition.
Diagne is a solid rebounder that uses his superior length and fluidity to rebound outside of his area. He is a very good shotblocker as well, as a result of the same fact. He will make things very difficult for opposing post players in the CAA Division over the next few years. Over time, he will develop into a very good stretch 4-man. He is still growing a great deal as well, so he could get to 7-feet in height before it is all said and done.
Diagne recently played very well in the Pangos Frosh/Soph All-American Camp in California, where he emerged for the large number of scouts and media in attendance. As a result, he is now known across the country, and it should become just a matter of time before he blossoms into a high-major division-I recruit.
Again, as I have been saying for months now, the state of Arizona is now a hotbed for basketball talent, as a result of the many talented prospects that have ventured to the state - from out of state. Diagne is just another major reason for the state's sudden appearance of dominant talent.
Tri-City Christian has been one of the most dominant high school programs in the state of Arizona for the past 5 years, and now the addition of Diagne to their program should only continue that same pursuit.
I look forward to following the development and progress of Diagne closely over the next few years, as this young man should become another hot recruiting target for division-I college programs across the country.