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2014 Bates-Diop Continues To Expand Game

Keita Bates-Diop (Jack Lyman)

Fighting Illini basketball coaches have been contacting numerous high school and AAU programs to develop relationships and enhance recruiting efforts. One recent stop was at the Normal University High School home of Keita Bates-Diop, a 2014 small forward who is continuing to grow and improve.

Keita Bates-Diop is an intriguing prospect in the 2014 class. He has a well-rounded game that has no major weaknesses except perhaps his need to gain strength. While he isn't a flashy take-charge player, he does a lot of good things on the court. As a sophomore, he led his Normal University High School to second in the Class 2-A state championship, losing to Breeze Central 53-47 in the finale...

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