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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Mamadi Diakite (Conakry, Guinea) and Kihei Clark (Woodland Hills, Calif.) were named Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) University Division All-State, VaSID announced Friday (April 3).
Diakite was named to the VaSID University Division All-State first team, while Clark was named to the second team.
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). Diakite 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.
Clark ranked first in the ACC in minutes (37.1), second in free throw percentage (87.6), third in assists (5.9) and ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7). He recorded nine games of at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists, and handed out nine or more assists in four contests.
Diakite joined VaSID Player of the Year Nathan Knight (William & Mary), Caleb Homesley (Liberty), Carlik Jones (Radford) and Jermaine Marrow (Hampton) on the VaSID University Division All-State First Team.
Jacob Gilyard (Richmond), Matt Lewis (JMU), Landers Nolley II (Virginia Tech), Ben Stanley (Hampton) accompanied Clark on the second team.
VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.     
2019-20 VASID University Division All-State Men’s Basketball Teams
VaSID Player of the Year
Nathan Knight, William & Mary
VaSID Coach of the Year
Dane Fischer, William & Mary
VaSID Rookie of the Year
Landers Nolley II, Virginia Tech
VaSID All-State First Team
Mamadi Diakite, Virginia
Caleb Homesley, Liberty
Carlik Jones, Radford
Nathan Knight, William & Mary
Jermaine Marrow, Hampton
VaSID All-State Second Team
Kihei Clark, Virginia
Jacob Gilyard, Richmond
Matt Lewis, JMU
Landers Nolley II, Virginia Tech
Ben Stanley, Hampton
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