Cheick Diallo Bio: Family, College, NBA, Stats & Net Worth

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Cheick Diallo is a professional Malian basketball player who is playing the Kyoto Hannaryz of the B.League.

Previously, he played as a power forward and center for the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, and New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. 

In fact, the Los Angeles Clippers selected him 33rd overall in the 2016 NBA Draft, but he was traded to New Orleans later that night. 

Cheick After A Dunk
Cheick After A Dunk (Source: Instagram)

Despite his celebrated achievements in the basketball world, today, we will be talking about more than his athletic ability.

Along with his career, we will disclose information on his family, childhood, dating life, and so on.

So, shall we find out more about Cheick Diallo?

Quick Facts

Full Name Cheick Diallo
Birth Date September 13, 1996
Birth Place Kayes, Mali
Now known as  Cheick Diallo
Religion Unknown
Nationality Malian
Ethnicity African
  • Our Savior New American School
  • University of Kansas
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s Name Mamadou Diallo
Mother’s Name Ramata Diallo
Siblings Five Brothers
Age 27 Years Old
Height 6 feet 8 inches/2.03 m/203 cm
Weight 220 lbs/100 kg
Build Athletic
Profession Basketball Player
Active Since  2016-Present
Position Power Forward/Center
Current Team Kyoto Hannaryz
Jersey No.  31
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend N/A
Net Worth $1 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Jersey, Signed Card
Last Update May 2024

Who Is Cheick Diallo?

Cheick Diallo is a talented basketball player playing for the Kyoto Hannaryz of the B.League, a Japanese professional basketball league. 

He was the five-star recruit and the MVP of the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game. 

Not to mention, Diallo played for the Kansas college only for a season before making it into the 2016 NBA draft.

The Los Angeles Clippers picked the young Malian players as the 33rd overall pick.

Early Life, Family, And Education

The former NBA player was born and raised in Kayes, Mali, which is 15 hours away from the capital, Bamako.

He is the youngest child among six brothers of his father, Mamadou Diallo, and his mother, Ramata Diallo. 

Likewise, Cheick is Malian by nationality, while his ethnic background happens to be African.

Diallo With His Family
Diallo With His Family (Source: Instagram)

Since his childhood, Diallo was enthusiastic about basketball and often played it with his friends and family.

Due to his passion for the game, Cheick moved to the states in 2012 to make a future out of it.

Sadly, being unable to speak English was tougher than anticipated.

“It was tough. I left my parents, my friends, my brothers, everything, just to come here.”

As for his education, he went to Our Savior New American School in Centereach, New York. Then he enrolled at the University of Kansas before making it to the NBA draft.

Age And Body Measurements

Cheick Diallo was born on September 13, 1996, making him 27 years old.

Hence, the player’s zodiac sign is Virgo. And from what we know, the people of this sign are hard-working individuals who also happen to be a perfectionist.

Just like his personality, Diallo honed his skills on the court with years of experience. As a matter of fact, his physical strength was nothing but impressive.

Likewise, Cheick is 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall and weighs around 220 lb (100 kg). To add up, he possesses an athletic physique to help him compete with other professional players.

Early Basketball Career

Cheick, being enthusiastic about basketball, started playing it as soon as he enrolled at Our Savior New American School in Centereach, New York.

As a freshman, he was dominated by Chris Obekpa but later became more effective.

Likewise, Diallo also attracted attention for his shot-blocking, rebounding skills, and versatility.

Soon enough, he was invited to the NBPA Top 100 camp back in 2013 and even became its first MVP from Africa.

He also scored 18.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks as a junior. After scoring leading points, Diallo was named the MVP of the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game.

Also, the Jordan Brand Classic named him the MVP in 2015 after his tallied record of 26 points and 11 rebounds.

As a result, he was rated as a five-star recruit and even ranked the No. 7 overall recruit and No. 3 in terms of a power forward in the 2015 high school class.

After that, on April 28, 2015, Diallo enrolled at the University of Kansas. But the NCAA failed to clear him to play; hence, young Cheick missed his first five games in his freshman season.

Finally, on November 25, 2015, he was cleared to play the games for the Jayhawks, who were up against Loyola on December 1.

Then in April 2016, Cheick made it to the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college credit.

Professional Career 

Judging by his caliber and play on the court, Diallo would undoubtedly get his cut at the draft. As expected and in everyone’s anticipation, he was drafted on June 23, 2016.

The Los Angeles Clippers selected him with the 33rd overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, but he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans later that night. 

He signed with the team a month later after averaging 10.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks in five Summer League games.

Cheick made his much anticipated NBA debut on October 29, 2016, where he recorded one rebound and one block in six minutes off the bench.

But the Pelicans suffered a 98-79 loss to their opponent, the San Antonio Spurs. In his first season, he played in only two games for a total of seven minutes.

Cheick With New Orleans
Cheick With New Orleans (Source: Instagram)

Following that, on December 10, 2016, Diallo played in just under 31 minutes off the bench and scored a total of 19 points. Then he recorded 10 rebounds and shot 8-of-15 from the field.

Likewise, in the Pelicans’ season finale, Cheick had 12 points and 16 rebounds in a 103-100 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

By March 2018, he scored a season-high 14 points in a 116-97 loss to the Washington Wizards.

Moreover, on February 6, 2019, Diallo scored a season-high 18 points in a 125-120 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Phoenix Suns And Other Leagues 

After playing for three years for New Orleans, Diallo finally parted with the team on July 23, 2019. He then signed with the Phoenix Suns for a two-year contract.

After Suns, he signed a contract with Avtodor Saratov of the VTB United League on February 2, 2021.

Similarly, on April 14, 2021, he signed with Fuenlabrada of the Spanish Liga ACB.

Cheick Playing From Phoenix
Cheick Playing From Phoenix (Source: Instagram)

After that, Diallo inked a contract with the Motor City Cruise of the NBA G League on November 8, 2021.

He utilized the hardship exemption to sign a 10-day contract with the Detroit Pistons on December 23, 2021, and after that deal expired, Motor City acquired him again.

On May 1, 2022, Cheick joined the Cangrejeros de Santurce of the BSN.

Career Stats

College Stats

2015–16 Kansas 27 1 7.5 .569 .556 2.5 .0 .3 .9 3.0

Career Stats

2016–17 New Orleans 17 0 11.7 .474 .714 4.3 .2 .2 .4 5.1
2017–18 New Orleans 52 0 11.2 .580 .758 4.1 .4 .2 .4 4.9
2018–19 New Orleans 64 1 14.0 .620 .250 .746 5.2 .5 .5 .5 6.0
2019–20 Phoenix 47 2 10.2 .648 .333 .872 2.8 .5 .2 .3 4.7
2021-22 Detroit  3 0 10.2 .375 .833 4.0 .0 .3 .0 3.7
Career 183 3 11.9 .596 .286 .774 4.1 .4 .3 .4 5.2

Net Worth And Salary

Despite being a young player, Cheick Diallo has always accumulated a generous fan following and support.

Not to mention, as of 2024, he has earned an estimated net worth of over $1 million.

Diallo signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans worth $2.5 million in 2016.

Cheick In Action
Cheick In Action (Source: Instagram)

Back in 2018, Diallo was the 13th best-paid player in the New Orleans Pelicans. Some other well-paid players happen to be Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic, Soloman Hill, and Julius Randle.

Over the course of his 5 seasons as an NBA player, he has earned over $5 million. Not only that, but he also earns from other leagues. 

However, he knows better than to disclose all of his earnings and assets to the public.

Is Cheick Diallo Married Or Dating Someone?

The 27-year-old NBA player is nothing but impressive on the court. But how exactly is his personal life, and is the young star dating anyone at the moment?

Sadly, there is not much information when it comes to his personal life that, includes dating too.

It seems the Malian player is more focused on his career at the moment than anything else. And even if he did, we are unsure if he would be reluctant to share it with the public either.

Likewise, Diallo is very close and dear to his parents and siblings. Even they are supportive when it comes to his career, which is the major reason why he was able to make it so big.

Social Media Presence

The famous basketball star is active on social media; Instagram and Twitter. Follow hm to get updates about his personal and professional life. 

Instagram: 61K Followers

Twitter: 16.2K Followers

Popularity Graph 

Cheick Diallo is a pride for the people of Mali and the world. 

Cheick Diallo Search Graph 2023
Cheick Diallo Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The line graph demonstrates his search results in the last 12 months. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Cheick Diallo a free agent?

No, Cheick is not a free agent, as he is currently playing from Kyoto Hannaryz.

Which is the current team Chieck Diallo playing with?

He is currently playing for Kyoto Hannaryz of the B.League.

What is the jersey number of Cheick Diallo?

Cheick wears jersey number 31. 

Are Cheick and Hamidou Diallo related?

Cheick and Hamidou are not related to each other. They only share their last name with one another.

How tall is Cheick Diallo?

He stands at an outstanding height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m).

Is Cheick Diallo married?

No, he is not married, nor is he alleged with any ladies. The basketball player is focusing more on his career than his love life.

Kriti is a senior content writer and editor for biography, news, and gossips. She has previously worked for TVShowStars under the alias "Kira." Besides being an avid reader and anime fan, she loves perusing through YouTube/Spotify and discovering Indie bands.

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