WHAT: The top-rated high school basketball recruits in Colorado — 5 star Baye Fall and 4 star Assane Diop — will make their official college commitments.
WHO: Baye Fall and Assane Diop
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: 143 Union Boulevard, Suite 850, Lakewood, CO 80228
SUMMARY: Bay Fall (6’10”, 210) and Assane Diop (6’10”, 190) came to Denver, Colorado from Senegal in 2019 to pursue educational and basketball opportunities. Their ascension to becoming highly sought-after basketball recruits began as sophomores with 2020 CHSAA state high school championships – Fall at Lutheran (2A) and Diop at Belleview Christian (1A).
Last year, they joined Denver Prep Academy (DPA) as teammates to compete on a non-CHSAA national travel basketball circuit called The Grind Session. Fall and Diop left DPA in February and will play their final high school season at Accelerated Prep, a new private basketball program powered by Denver-based Accelerated Schools.
Fall and Diop torched the AAU circuit this summer, highlighted by individual MVP performances at the Pangos All-American Camp in June. Major recruiting services list both players at center. However, both have evolved beyond standard post play. Growing confidence in his midrange game and outside shot has Fall in position to thrive as a stretch forward at the next level. Diop is projected as a wing or shooting guard, given his abilities as a confident ball handler and lengthy scorer/distributor.
According to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies, Fall is the No.12 national prospect in the 2023 class and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Colorado. Diop is the No. 104 national prospect and the No. 2 prospect in the state of Colorado.
Fall has narrowed down his list of college choices to Arkansas, Auburn, Rutgers and Seton Hall.
Diop’s list of finalists includes Arkansas, Colorado University and Seton Hall.