Zoom Diallo, the third ranked point guard in the class of 2024, is in ‘final decision making mode’ according to an article from 247Sports. Diallo, who now plays at Prolific Prep in California after beginning his career at Curtis High School in Tacoma, is down to four schools: Gonzaga, Arizona, Washington, and USC.
“I’m starting to narrow it down little by little and getting closer and closer to a decision,” Diallo said. “That’s what’s going on.”
Diallo was previously connected to Florida State and Alabama, among others, but it’s long felt like his college future would be on the west coast and he’s narrowed his list down to (I can’t believe I’m writing this) a pair of Big Ten schools, a Big 12 school, and Gonzaga in the WCC.
It was thought USC might be out of the picture after they secured a commitment from Trent Perry, another guard who was a Gonzaga target in the class of 2024, but Diallo mentioned the Trojans are recruiting him to come in and be a lead guard following Isaiah Collier’s (likely) departure after this season. If Bronny James ultimately returns to USC for another year it could make things a little crowded for coach Andy Enfield.
UW is of course Diallo’s hometown school, and unsubstantiated reports indicate they are throwing a significant bag at him to keep the local kid in the Seattle area and potentially help keep Mike Hopkins employed on Montlake.
Arizona feels like the biggest threat, with Diallo recently seeing them play and taking multiple visits to Tucson to visit Tommy Lloyd and the Wildcats – who play the kind of style Diallo is looking for.
Of course, Gonzaga does as well, and their history of developing high level guards, winning a bunch of basketball games, and putting dudes in the NBA speaks for itself.
Diallo made it clear he’s nearing the end, but is still taking time to make the right decision.
“I have all the information from all the schools so there’s nothing really that’s going to separate them besides me making the decision on my own,” Diallo said. “The coaches did a great job recruiting me but it’s up to me at this point.”
Andy hosts the Locked on Zags and Locked on College Basketball podcasts, and serves Locked On in a marketing/digital content creator role as well. He lives just outside Portland with his wife Jenna and dog, Tillie.