RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Just a few days after Virginia basketball players Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome declared for the NBA Draft, Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite has announced on Instagram that he will follow suit and declare.
I would like to thank God and my wonderful family for the opportunity to play this game at such a prestigious university. Just a boy from Conakry, Guinea!!! This has been an unbelievable experience and I can’t even begin to put it in to words. I have grown so much from my first day on Grounds both on and off the court which is why I am confident in announcing my intentions to declare for the NBA Draft. This process will allow me to test the waters, get valuable feedback and participate in the pre-draft process. Regardless, I know that UVA will always hold a special place in my heart.