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Diakite, Clarke, Pickett stand out

Chris Clarke

The Southern Jam Fest primarily featured a handful of big-time teams, followed by more regional and local outfits with lesser-known players. But in addition to those we already have and will cover individually, three more prospects warrant mention for their play this past weekend in Virginia.

In the Class of 2016, 6-9, 185-pound power forward Mamadi Diakite at Dyke (Va.) Blue Ridge boasts outsized promise for such a skinny athlete. He's a twig, no doubt, but Diakite is a very fluid performer who possesses quick reflexes and excellent speed. He arrived in the United States from Guinea early this year and has adapted to the American style of play...

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