Diallo Focuses on the West

Idrissa Diallo, the 6-9 post from Los Angeles Cathedral, said the schools he's considering are all from the Pac-12...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral center Idrissa Diallo (6-10, 220) is savoring his experience in Charlottesville at the NBAPA Camp.

"It's a great experience, I don't think I can find the words to describe how excited and happy and how proud I am," said Diallo. "This is the right opportunity to talk to people who went the same way you're about to go and get the advice."

Diallo, in regard to recruiting, said his focus has been primarily on the West Coast.

"As I say, I want to stay in California, so I have the three schools there, UCLA, USC and Cal, and I love all of them," said Diallo. "I want to take my time to get to know the staff and coaches and see which one fits me the best."

Diallo said he's spent time with each of the three in-state coaching staffs.

"Right after we came back from Dallas, I went to see Coach (Andy) Enfield at USC and then two weeks later, I met with Coach (Steve) Alford at UCLA. And Cal came to my school and we talked a lot," said Diallo.

Diallo said he feels like a priority with each of those schools as well as another Pac-12 school.

"I would say all three of the schools in California are recruiting me the hardest and then Colorado, too," said Diallo. "They have all said I'm their number one option for a big man."

In the meantime, Diallo is focusing on summer school.

"Right now I'm still focusing on my school and getting good grades," said Diallo. "Without the grades, you can't get into school. I have to get back to California and knock out some classes this summer for my senior so I can make it a little easier. And I want to keep trying to improve my basketball schools so I can be a next level player."

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