6-11 Big Man Idrissa Diallo to Boston College

Boston College on Saturday landed a verbal pledge from 6-foot-11, 235-pound Los Angeles Cathedral big man Idrissa Diallo, a former Cal commit.

Diallo decommitted from Cal after the coaching change that brought in Cuonzo Martin.

“It’s a legit opportunity to play the four spot in the ACC with a coach [Jim Christian] that’s committed to him and his ongoing development,” Cathedral coach William Middlebrooks told SNY.tv by phone. “He understands where he is, where he’s trying to go and I think he’s genuinely committed to help him going there.”

Diallo also considered Pittsburgh, Georgetown and Miami, Middlebrooks said.

BC assistant Preston Murphy got the assist on Diallo, the program’s first 2014 commit under Christian.

“He’s a guy that can block shots, rebound, has a decent back-to-the-basket game,” Middlebrooks said. “He can face up and can defend the perimeter. He’s very athletic, can run with the guards. He’s as quick as any little guard, can really move.”

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