Chicago, IL (WAVE) - Hamidou Diallo is showing off his hops at the NBA Combine.
The University of Kentucky freshman registered a vertical jump of 44.5 inches, the second best in the history of the combine. Kenny Gregory leaped 45.5 inches in 2001. Gregory was not drafted.
Diallo never played in a UK game. The 6'5" guard enrolled at Kentucky in January. He was eligible to play in games, but elected to sit out and compete only in practice.
"I mean it's just been a difficult process and I ended up trying to do, because the coaching staff at Kentucky, I mean, just guided me through the process and thought this was the best thing for me to do, test the waters, see where I stand," Diallo told ESPN. "If now is the time than so be it, but I wouldn't mind going back to the University of Kentucky and still leaving both doors open."
Diallo has until May 24 to return to school.