This week, Pro Insight caught up with Zoom Diallo, the five-star guard out of the Pacific Northwest who recently publicly announced his transfer to Prolific Prep (CA) for his senior year of high school.
After spending three seasons developing into a star at Curtis High School (WA) and winning back-to-back Washington 4A state titles as a sophomore and junior, Diallo will look to take the national stage by storm as a cornerstone within Prolific’s 2023-24 backcourt. Prior to heading south on I-5 to Napa, the Formula Zero alum will travel to Italy with Adidas as a participant in the prestigious Eurocamp, which is back in Treviso after a several year hiatus. Following his trip abroad, he is scheduled to close out his final chapter of AAU with Beauchamp Elite (WA) on the 3SSB circuit.
In this brief interview, Diallo discusses the decision to transfer, reflects back on his time at Curtis, touches on some goals for the future, and more. For the next installment of the Pro Insight Q&A series, we present 2024 prospect Zoom Diallo, from Tacoma, Washington:
Pro Insight: It’s been about 11 months since our last official interview together. So first off, congratulations on the official news about the move to Prolific Prep! For this final chapter of your high school career, what set Prolific apart from other options?
Zoom Diallo: What set Prolific aside from other schools for me was, they had a mapped-out, 12-month plan for me and my career going forward.
PI: What made it the right time for you to make this move?
ZD: I feel that it’s time to take my game to the next step and grow and get better in all aspects of my game.
PI: How do you look back at your time at Curtis?
ZD: I’m grateful and blessed for my time at Curtis. Curtis is and always will be home in my heart. I love the community of University Place — they showed nothing but love through my high school years at Curtis. I had a great three years with a great Coach in Tim Kelly and I accomplished a lot in those years. I’m proud and do not take those years for granted.
PI: What are your team and individual goals for your senior season?
ZD: The first goal is to win GEICO — that’s a must. Aside from that, to become a McDonald's All-American, to get invited to Nike Hoop Summit, and to become a Naismith finalist.
PI: How do you feel like you fit within Coach Bernardi’s system?
ZD: I feel like I will fit into Coach Bernardi’s system well. I feel like his system will give me the ability to show that I can run a team at a high level and make plays for myself and for my team, to help us win as many games as possible.
PI: What do you expect to prove on this bigger, national stage?
ZD: I expect to prove that I can run a team at a high level with high level players around me and to show how my game translates to the next level. I expect to prove I'm the best point guard in my class.
PI: Lastly, how’s your timeline looking for your college commitment?
ZD: I plan to commit before my official senior year starts.