Kentucky's Hamidou Diallo Posts 2nd-Highest Vertical in NBA Combine History

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2017

Hamidou Diallo could be one of the first players ever to go "none"-and-done.

The Kentucky Wildcats freshman guard didn't see a minute of action under John Calipari this season, but DraftExpress projects him as an early second-round pick. Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman had him No. 23 on his big board before his jump at the NBA Draft Combine.

This is why.

On Thursday, the 18-year-old posted a 44.5-inch vertical leap, second-highest in combine history, according to FanDuel.

On his first attempt, the 6'5" Diallo nearly cleared the measuring mechanism entirely:

Kay Felder, now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, "unofficially" reached the second-highest vertical last year after former University of Memphis star D.J. Stephens flew 46 inches in 2013.

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