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Gaston Diedhiou
Gaston  Diedhiou

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dakar, Senegal

High School:
Canarias Academy

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 245

Position:
Forward


02/18/2015

Minnesota Falls to Northwestern, 72-66

Andre Hollins had 12 points on 4-for-11 shooting.

12/19/2014

Morris Lifts Gophers Over Seattle, 92-57

Gophers extend winning streak to six

12/19/2014

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02/28/2018

Minnesota vs. Rutgers (USATSI)

Photos from Minnesota men's basketball vs. Rutgers - Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

01/15/2018

Minnesota MBB at Penn State (USATSI)

The Gophers hit the road to face the Nittany Lions in Big Ten action.

01/10/2018

Minnesota vs. Northwestern (USATSI)

Photos from Minnesota men's basketball vs. Northwestern - Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

12/23/2017

Minnesota vs. Florida Atlantic (USATSI)

Photos from Minnesota men's basketball vs. Florida Atlantic, Saturday. Dec. 23, 2017

12/09/2017

Minnesota vs. Arkansas (USATSI)

Photos from Minnesota men's basketball vs. Arkansas - Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

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Diedhiou Career Stats and Highs Get Acrobat Reader

2017-18 | Sophomore Season:
Saw action in 16 games • blocked a shot and dished an assist against Niagara (11/15) • scored six points, three blocks, one rebound and a steal vs. Alabama A&M (11/21) • scored six points, three rebounds and an assist in career-high 18 minutes at Arkansas (12/9) • scored a basket vs. Drake (12/11) • scored three points and a steal vs. FAU (12/23) • posted four rebounds, two points and a block at Northwestern (1/10) • scored two points and an assist vs. Purdue (1/13) • scored four points, two rebounds and one assist at Penn State (1/15) • collected three rebounds at Maryland (1/18) • tallied two rebounds and a steal vs. Ohio State (1/20) • missed the Iowa game with an ankle injury (1/30) • recorded one rebound vs. Michigan State (2/13) • posted two points and a rebound at Purdue (2/25) • recorded one rebound and a steal vs. Rutgers (2/28 - BTT).


2016-17  | Junior Season:
Appeared in four games • saw action in win over UT Arlington (11/14) • connected on a field goal for two points against Mount St. Mary's (11/16) • grabbed a pair of rebounds against Georgia Southern (12/9) • appeared for two minutes against Nebraska (3/2).


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).

High School:
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. 

Personal:
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 • majoring in business and marketing education.

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