While the Arizona Wildcats continue to work tirelessly on adding players to its 2020-21 team via the transfer portal, efforts to build a traditional recruiting class for the season after that is also in full effect.
The 6-foot-10, 215-pound Diabate is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 10 player in the 2021 class, the fourth-best power forward and the No. 1 prospect from Florida. He’s currently at IMG Academy, the same school that Josh Green prepped at, and has also spent time at two other Florida schools.
Diabate, whose other offers include Arkansas, Florida State, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville Maryland, Memphis, Michigan and Texas Tech, made a name for himself at the Basketball Without Borders event in Chicago in February where he showed off “good mobility and athleticism, which allows him to run the floor, snatch rebounds, start the break and attack slower defenders in the half court” according to 247’s Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon.