Matthew Moyer and Hamidou Diallo bond during Syracuse visit

Matthew Moyer and Hamidou Diallo enjoy Syracuse visit. Full recap:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- On Saturday, Syracuse basketball hosted two big-time recruits from their game against North Carolina State.

Matthew Moyer and Hamidou Diallo were both in attendance for SU's 75-66 victory over the Wolfpack. 

"I had a great time," Diallo said. He and Moyer toured the campus together, visited Marshall street, signed numerous autographs and took many pictures with fans. 

Hamidou spent most of the day with Moyer, his father and uncle. Diallo highlighted one-on-one time with the coaching staff as a major plus to his visit.

"I think Hamidou had a great time," Moyer said. "I tried to throw my best pitch at him. He had a terrific time and I really believe it woke him up about what Syracuse is all about."

Moyer arrived on Saturday with his father and uncle, where he then visited the Melo Center. He hung out with some of the team, worked out and talked with Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney about their senior day.

"I got a chance to wish them luck which was nice. They've both done so much for the program. It was nice to be able to see them before their final game at the Dome."

Matt has visited campus before, obviously, but Saturday was much different.

"My first visit was last season for the Duke game and not a ton of people knew who I was," he said. "I was the new commit and not a ton of people knew me. This time, I mean, wow. It was completely different. A few times last year people would ask for autographs. This time, it was just, wow. I walked everywhere and the fan base was all over me. Every other person wanted a picture or autograph. I really can't say how blessed I am to be in this situation."

Tyus Battle and Quade Green were unable to make the trip. Battle had a prior obligation of practice, while Green had a transportation issue. 

"Syracuse has the best fans in the country and Hamidou got to see that first hand. I know he's really considering us now. We had a great time together all day."

Moyer said he will likely arrive on campus for good in mid-June. He is set to graduate on June 6th, but he wants to return home for a few weeks before moving in at SU.

 

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