CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Mamadi Diakite (Conakry, Guinea) earned All-District 2 second-team honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, announced Monday (March 23).
Diakite anchored UVA’s top-ranked scoring defense that yielded 52.4 points per game. He ranked eighth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in blocks (1.3), 11th in defensive rebounds (5.2), 13th in scoring (13.7) and 15th in free throw percentage (75.4) and rebounding (6.8).
The All-ACC second-team honoree recorded three double-doubles and reached double figures in 26 contests. Diakite was named ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 17 and March 9. He finished his four-year UVA career with 997 points and 554 points, and ranks second all-time on UVA’s career blocked shots list with 156.
Jordan Nwora (Louisville), Tre Jones (Duke) Vernon Carey Jr. (Duke), Devin Vassell, Florida State and John Mooney (Notre Dame) were named to the NABC All-District 2 first team.
Joining Diakite on the second team were Elijah Hughes (Syracuse), Landers Nolley II (Virginia Tech), Markell Johnson (NC State) and Aamir Simms (Clemson).
NABC All-DISTRICT 2 FIRST TEAM
Jordan Nwora, Louisville
Tre Jones, Duke
Vernon Carey, Duke
Devin Vassell, Florida State
John Mooney, Notre Dame
NABC All-DISTRICT 2 SECOND TEAM
Elijah Hughes, Syracuse
Mamadi Diakite, Virginia
Landers Nolley II, Virginia Tech
Markell Johnson, NC State
Aamir Simms, Clemson
NABC DISTRICT 2 COACH OF THE YEAR
Leonard Hamilton, Florida State
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