Dave Diakite

Dave Diakite

Player Profile

RS Freshman

Washington, D.C.

High School:
National Christian Academy

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215


• Led all players with 13 rebounds at No. 14 UConn
• Six of the rebounds against the Huskies came on the offensive end
• Grabbed a team-high seven rebounds at USF
• Led UCF with 21 points and eight boards in the win over Albany
• Totaled 10 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes in the victory against Drake at the Glenn Wilkes Classic
• Had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 20 minutes in the win over Auburn
• Posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards in the victory against Howard
• Made first career start in season-opening win over Massachusetts and scored eight points and grabbed seven boards

• Appeared in five games at the start of the season
• Sat out the rest of the campaign with a medical redshirt
• Earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• Averaged 2.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.2 minutes of action
• Eight of the 10 rebounds came on the offensive end
• At Ole Miss, had five rebounds and two points in 16 minutes
• Grabbed a rebound in the win at New Mexico
• In 26 minutes, totaled seven points and five boards at Valparaiso
• Recorded seven rebounds and added two points and a pair of steals in collegiate debut versus North Carolina A&T

Prior to UCF
• Averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Md.
• Following the season, participated in the Under Armour Capital Classic and scored 18 points
• Grabbed a team-high eight boards and added two steals and two blocks in the all-star game
• Also claimed the title in the event's dunk contest
• In the summer of 2007, earned MVP honors after leading National Christian's summer league squad to the 17-under select title at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in North Carolina
• Played for coach Trevor Brown
• Competed on the AAU level with the DC Assault
• As a sophomore at The Avalon School in Bethesda, Md., earned honorable mention All-Montgomery County honors from The Gazette in 2005-06