Player Profile

Hamidou Diallo

Hamidou Diallo

Detroit Pistons Shooting guard

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :July 31, 1998
Height :6 feet 5 inches
Weight :92 kg

Hamidou Diallo, the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest winner, is a professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. He won a gold medal as a part of the FIBA under-18 National team member for the U.S. in 2016

Being successful in the early twenties is a dream for many. Similarly, Hamidou Diallo also dreamed about the same and turned that dream into reality.

From collegiate basketball to NBA, the journey surely wasn’t easy for Hamidou. But Hamidou didn’t give up; he focused on what he wanted from life and kept working for it.

NBA is a beautiful dream for every basketball player, and in the 2018 Draft, Diallo got this opportunity to be a part of it when selected by the Brooklyn Nets.

Hamidou had always maintained his immaculate performance even before the NBA. He was named one of the top-rated players in the class of 2017.

He is best known and appreciated for his shooting and defending techniques. Hamidou’s achievement is truly palpable, and everyone should know his story. 

Quick Facts

Full NameHamidou Diallo
Birth DateJuly 31, 1998
Birth PlaceQueens, New York, USA
Nick NameWild Cat
Age25 Years Old
Religion Christianity 
EducationJohn Bowne High School, Putnam Science Academy, University of Kentucky 
Father’s NameAbdoulaye Diallo
Mother’s NameMariama Diallo
SiblingsAlpha Diallo, Boubacar Diallo and Marima Jr. Diallo
Height6’5″/195 cm/1.95 m
Weight92 kg/202 lb.
Shoe Size13 (U.S)
Hair ColorBlack 
Eye ColorDark Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight 
Marital StatusUnmarried 
GirlfriendNot Available 
ProfessionProfessional Basketball Player 
PositionShooting Guard
Active Since2016-Present 
Current TeamDetroit Pistons
Former TeamsOklahoma City Thunder
NBA Draft2018 NBA Draft
Career Earnings$14.2 Million
NetworthEstimated $5 Million
MerchCards, Jersey
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter 
Last UpdateAugust 2023

Hamidou Diallo Biography, EarlyLife

Hamidou was born on July 31, 1998, in Queens, New York, United States. His parents, Abdoulaye Diallo (father) and Marima Dillao (mother) moved to America for a better future for their kids from Guinea.

He had an average childhood with his three siblings, Alpha, Boubacar, and Marima. Raising three kids was difficult for Dillao’s parents, but they did their best to give them the best life.

From early childhood, Diallo was kind; he helped people in need and fought for the rights of others.

Besides, the best part of his childhood was his siblings, who played board games, cards, pool, and ping to keep themselves entertained.

Diallo started playing basketball in their high school days, and his parents never stopped him from persuading his dreams. He went to John Bowne High School for his primary education.

Then, later he was transferred to Putnam Science Academy, where he completed the rest of his high school. However, he also played basketball and made a remarkable position for himself.

After graduating from high school, Diallo was admitted to the University of Kentucky but couldn’t complete his education as he got a chance to be in the NBA. So from here, Hamidou Diallo’s professional career started.

Height of Hamidou Diallo, Weight, and Body Stats

Diallo is one handsome man, inside out, with some good height. He is 6’5″ (1.96 m) tall, considered a reasonable height in basketball.

Apart from that, Hamidou is an athlete who takes extra care of his diet to maintain his body and stay fit. Likewise, he weighs around 92 kg (202 lb.)

The young and energetic NBA player has beautiful dark brown eyes and black hair, which compliments his look. Moreover, as per Diallo’s birth chart horoscope, he is a Leo.

Usually, people with this sun sign are goal-oriented, focused, and determined, and Hamidou is no exception.

Hamidou Diallo’s Net Worth

In 2015, Hamidou began playing basketball, which is now his primary source of income. Clearly, he has earned a substantial amount of money.

It is anticipated that Hamidou Diallo’s net worth will exceed $5 million by 2023, including his $14.2 million in career revenues over five seasons.

On August 20, 2021, he inked a two-year, $10.4 million contract with Detroit that included a club option for the 2022-23 season.

Hamidou will earn approximately $5,200,000 per year in 2022. Consequently, Diallo is just starting out, and he has a long way to go before he can earn a substantial amount of money.


As we already know, Hamidou loved playing basketball from an early age. During his high school days in John Bowne, he averaged 17.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

However, he couldn’t be there long after being transferred to Putnam Science Academy. There he showed his skills and charmed everyone with his exceptional performance.

The 6’5″ (1.96 m) tall player completed his high school career with an average of 19.0 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Nonetheless, Diallo was even considered the top player in the 2017 class.

After his high school success, six universities wanted Diallo to play for them in their universities. But Hamidou chose to be with the University of Kentucky to complete further studies and focus on his career.

In 2017, Hamidou was admitted to Kentucky and instantly started his practice sessions. But he couldn’t play a single game from there because Diallo was named for the NBA 2018 Draft.

Being in the NBA and making it to the list of the NBA is a prestigious thing.

Finally, in 2018 Hamidou Diallo got drafted into NBA by Oklahoma State Thunder. Since then, there has not been a turning back for Hamidou.

Hamidou was also part of the FIBA under-18 and played as a National team member for the U.S.

NBA Career

Brooklyn Nets drafted Hamidou and later traded him to Charlotte Hornets and Oklahoma State Thunder. So, Oklahoma is considered the first team from which he made his debut.

His first match was with Golden State Warriors (100–108), but unfortunately, his team lost by four points.

But Diallo didn’t let his failure degrade his hope, and he came stronger in his second match. He scored his career-high 18 points in that match with all the dedication on November 19, 2018.

Diallo even became the first-ever Oklahoma player to win NBA Slam Dunk Contest. He was with Thunders for two years, and later COVID happened.

Like any other person, he stayed home for a long time. But he didn’t let this time go spare; he practiced and tried to enhance his basketball techniques at home.

And finally, after everything was normal and the NBA reopened in 2021, Dillao returned, but this time with a new team, Detroit Pistons, with players like Kelly Olynyk.

Unfortunately, on March 9, 2022, Duallo suffered an avulsion fracture in his left index finger in a loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Due to this, on March 25, 2022, Diallo was ruled out for the remainder of the 2021–22 season.

Even the 2022- 2023 season wasn’t turned well due to his right ankle injury on March 6, 2023, during a 110–104 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The injury was a grade 2 sprain, making Diallo miss the 2022–23 season.

Hamidou Diallo: Wife?

Hamidou Diallo is pretty secretive about his life, and in spite of being a Gen Z youngster, he prefers to maintain matters easy.

To date, he has not been concerned in any troubles. Diallo avoids controversy and is aware of his barriers; most importantly, he is grounded and aware about his upbringing.

Hamidou is now single, and there have been no reviews of him dating. Diallo is currently targeted on his career, which is a good element.

However, if we find out any facts about him being in a dating, we can notify you as speedy as feasible.

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