Hamidou Diallo shares images of his time in Guinea and claims that his project of providing clean water for the country was successful.
Hamidou Diallo has slowly but surely risen up the ranks of basketball players within the NBA ever since he got drafted in 2018. His rookie season with the Oklahoma City Thunder wasn’t as fruitful as other rookies in his draft class as he averaged merely 10 minutes of playing time and scored about 4 points a game in those minutes.
In all fairness, this was the Thunder team that featured Paul George and Russell Westbrook. So, it makes sense that bench boss Billy Donovan played guys who were proven and who he trusted as Sam Presti saw that team to be a title-contending one. Hamidou Diallo did , however, receive a significant boost in playing time this season as the Thunder are in complete rebuild mode.
He averaged 11.9 points in 32 games for the Thunder and was eventually traded in March of 2021 to the Pistons where he played 20 games and averaged 11.2 points.
Hamidou Diallo was successful in providing clean water to regions of the country of Guinea this year
While slowly trying to solidify himself as a starter in this league, Hamidou Diallo has shown that he has a knack for trying to make the world a better place.
Though he grew up in New York all his life, the 2019 Slam Dunk champion is of Guinean descent. After having wrapped up the 2020-21 NBA season, he returned to his home country.
It was here where he hosted basketball camps while also working on a project known as the Clean Water for Guinea Project. Guinea issues with being able to provide potable water for its citizens are well known and UNICEF has had similar campaigns and projects take place in the country.
— Hamidou Diallo (@hamidoudiallo) June 26, 2021
We are the Future !🖤🇬🇳 https://t.co/UrAa2KTb4M
— Hamidou Diallo (@hamidoudiallo) June 22, 2021
It’s great to see that athletes like Hamidou Diallo are using their platform to point the general public’s focus to issues that matter across the globe.