11.19.15 Basketball vs Temple at Puerto Rico Tip Off
2015-16 | Sophomore Season:
Appeared in 24 games with two starts • totaled 18 rebounds and 17 points with three steals, three blocks and an assist • made first collegiate start in season opener vs. UMKC, grabbing one rebound and one steal (11/13) • recorded two points, two rebounds and a steal in win over Missouri State (11/20) • scored two points, two rebounds and a block vs. Omaha (11/27) • scored on his only field goal attempt vs. Clemson (11/30) • posted two points and a rebound at Ohio State (12/30) • scored two free throws at Nebraska (1/16) • grabbed two rebounds at Indiana (1/30) • pulled down a rebound in win over Maryland (2/18) • scored two points with a rebound and a blocked shot in win over Rutgers (2/23) • dished first career assist against Wisconsin (3/2) • scored two points, two rebounds, one block and a steal at Rutgers (3/5).
2014-15 | Freshman Season:
Joined the team on December 18 • appeared in 13 games in a reserve role • made collegiate debut at Nebraska, playing five minutes (1/20) • grabbed a rebound against Purdue (2/7) • pulled down an offensive rebound in win at Iowa (2/12) • scored first career basket in seven minutes of action against Northwestern (2/18) • scored two points and two rebounds in win at Michigan State (2/26) • scored two points with two rebounds against Rutgers (3/11 - BTT) • posted two points and two rebounds against Ohio State (3/12 - BTT).
Played at the Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain under head coach Rob Orellana • prior to that, competed in Andorra along with more than three years in Torrejón, Spain.
Parents are Henriette Diatta and the late Jean Pierre Diedhiou • has four siblings: a twin brother Jean Pascal, and sisters Khady Anna, Marie Emilie, and brother Joe Philips • played soccer before started playing basketball at the age of 14 • enjoys hanging out with friends and dancing • major is undecided but plans to major in business.
Gophers Add Springs for 2016-17 Season
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