Chaparral High School is coming off a terrific season last year where Head Coach Dan Peterson and his program reached the 6A State Championship game, before falling at the hands of two-time 6A State Champion Pinnacle HS. The runner-up finish has the Chaparral program wanting to get back there, but the program lost key players to transfers this off-season. The emergence of 6-foot-11 sophomore post Adrame Diongue will change everything though this season for the Firebirds.
There isn't another prospect in the state that is similar or even has the attributes of Diongue. A mere sophomore, this young man is extremely long and athletic and does many things on the basketball court that cannot be teached. He blocks and changes shots at a very high level and runs the floor very well, like a guard. His length allows him to finish plays well over defenders and from different angles around the basket. While he is still very thin physically, as he matures physically he will maximize his potential as a player.
The emergence of Diongue at Chaparral this high school season will also change the manner in which Coach Peterson and his staff approach each contest, as they will have a serious low post option on the floor, especially if he can stay out of foul trouble - a tremendous advantage for Chaparral this high school season in the AIA.
An African native, Diongue played last year at Mount Zion Prep in North Carolina, but chose to move to Arizona this summer. While still very young as a sophomore and still growing a great deal, this young man still has a long way to go and develop, but his potential for the future is absolutely limitless.
Diongue's upside is tremendous and will have college programs in hot pursuit of him, as soon as they catch a glimpse of him in action. High major programs that are already looking to position themselves in the 2022 Class and need a post prospect, will soon begin to extend offers to Adrame. His upside is large enough to where I expect college programs to offer Adrame this season, for an opportunity to land the gifted and lengthy post prospect in the future.
Diongue has the potential, size and length to become a very special player over time, and he is a definite elite high-major division-I prospect over time - another elite prospect in the state now that very few college coaches, scouts and media actually know anything about, yet.
I will continue to follow the progress and development of this young man very closely over the next year, and look for him to become one of the top overall prospects in the West for the 2022 Class.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Adrame Diongue is a rare find anywhere, let alone in the state of Arizona. A mere sophomore, this young man is extremely long and athletic and does many things on the basketball court that cannot be teached. He blocks and changes shots at a very high level and runs the floor very well, like a guard. His length allows him to finish plays well over defenders and from different angles around the basket. He is a good finisher as a result of his extreme length, and will really develop in this area over time. While he is still very thin physically, as he matures physically he will maximize his potential as a player. Still raw offensively, Adrame still needs work on his overall offensive moves and footwork, but should develop a great deal over the next couple years in his ability to make plays in the low post. He is an active rebounder and an excellent shotblocker. Has unlimited potential and upside for the future.