The holiday wishes of UConn fans were not granted. Hamidou Diallo is going to Kentucky.
Diallo, the five-star recruit at Putnam Science Academy, announced his college choice on Saturday at Our Lady of the Angelus Academy in Rego Park, N.Y., as the snow was piling up outside the basement gym where he began playing CYO basketball. Surrounded by friends and family, Diallo, 6-foot-5, made it known he will enroll at Kentucky for the start of the spring semester on Jan. 11.
"I've decided to enroll in college this year, next week to be exact," he said. "Next week, I will be attending … the University of Kentucky."
And with that, he donned a Kentucky hat...