Texas A&M Basketball: Aggies land commitment from Diarra

Texas A&M Basketball’s season will tip off in just two weeks, but there is already anticipation for the 2020 hoops season after a recent commitment.

Texas A&M Basketball continues to experience success in recruiting during their first several months under new head coach Buzz Williams, as the Aggies landed a big commitment in the Class of 2020.

The Aggies landed a commitment from Hassan Diarra, a six-foot-two point guard from the state of Connecticut. Diarra is a four-star recruit and is the #64-ranked player in the Class of 2020.

Diarra is among the most highly sought-after point guards in the country, as he was heavily recruited by schools such as Indiana and Georgia in addition to the Aggies.

Diarra’s skill doesn’t necessarily come from athleticism, rather he is among the most gifted scorers in the class of 2020. This is what makes Diarra such a big get for the Aggies, as they lacked any semblance of a gifted scorer on the team last season, and that area of skill is expected to be lacking once again in College Station this season.

Diarra will be expected to make a huge impact from the beginning of his time as an Aggie, as he would be a starter as a freshman next season. Landing Diarra is the second big win in recruiting of the Buzz Williams era, as Williams landed four-star center Jonathan Aku, originally from the Class of 2020, but reclassified to 2019 after his commitment.

While landing Diarra won’t pay off just yet, it is the first of what should be a couple of big gets in the Class of 2020 for Williams. Williams was brought in in part due to his abilities in recruiting, so this news is just the first of what is hopefully a chain reaction of wins on the recruiting trail.