Gaston Diedhiou
Gaston  Diedhiou


Dakar, Senegal

High School:
Canarias Academy

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 245



Minnesota Falls to Northwestern, 72-66

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


Morris Lifts Gophers Over Seattle, 92-57

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Minnesota vs. Rutgers (USATSI)

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


Minnesota MBB at Penn State (USATSI)

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


Minnesota vs. Northwestern (USATSI)

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


Minnesota vs. Florida Atlantic (USATSI)

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


Minnesota vs. Arkansas (USATSI)

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

Career Stats

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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. 

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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