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By THE HUSTLE, 03/26/20, 8:00AM EDT


Led Putnam Science Academy to a 34-3 record and a share of the 2020 National Prep Championship…avg’d 15 Pts/5.2 Reb/4.8 Ast/2.2 Stl en route to surpassing fellow Queens-native Hamidou Diallo to become the program’s All-Time Leading Scorer, finishing his career with 1,469 Points…Also finished as Putnam Science’s All-Time Wins Leader with 112 and finished in the program’s top-5 in career Rebounds, Steals and Assists…Two-time National Prep Champ who played a valuable role on Putnam’s 2018 title team while honing his craft behind current Saint Bonaventure PG Kyle Lofton, an All-A10 1st Team member this season

Season-highs of 33- & 34-points vs. Our Savior Lutheran, who finished as The Grind Session’s National runner-up after falling to Prolific Prep in the championship game. Went 12-18 from 3 while averaging 33.5 Pts/8.5 Reb/3.5 Ast/2 Stl in two games vs. OSL…In two Greater Atlantic Conference Championship Games vs OSL in '19 & '20, Diarra avg’d 27 Pts/8.5 Reb/4.5 Ast/2.5 Stl while winning one conference title…Scored 29+ points in five games this season including a 29-point, 6-rebound, 6-assist, 3-steal performance against Northfield-Mt Hermon in the national semifinal game…Dished out 5+ assists in 16 games and grabbed 5+ rebounds in 14 games during the ’19-’20 season…Finished his 3-year PSA career averaging 12.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.8 steals per game…Consensus top-75 prospect in the National Class of 2020 (top-30 IMHO) who committed to HC Buzz Williams and Texas A&M on October 18, 2019.

Tom Espinosa, Putnam Science Head Coach, on Diarra: “Hassan has meant so much to our program, both on-&-off the court. He’s a leader and a winner in every sense of the word but he’s also toughest player we've ever had at Putnam and he refuses to back down against anybody. All the points, all the records and all the wins are great but when you’re able to point to your top-50 prospect and use him as an example of how you want everyone in your program to carry themselves, you’ve got something truly unique. Hassan is that guy, truly unique and truly special. It’s been an honor to coach him for 3 years and I’m happy that we never took him for granted. Now, it’s Buzz Williams and Texas A&M’s turn to enjoy him. And I know they will!”

Diarra rewrote the Putnam Science record book while winning 112 games and 2 National Championships during his three years in the program