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Mamadi Diakite

Forward
Position
6'9''
Height
224 lbs.
Weight
Redshirt Senior
Class
Conakry, Guinea
Hometown
Blue Ridge School (Va.)
High School

2019-20
• Started all 30 games
• Averaged career highs in points (13.7) and rebounds (6.8)
• Shot 47.8 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from 3-point range and 75.4 percent from the free throw line
• Named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District 3 team
• Named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 2 second team
• Named to the All-ACC second team
• Member of the All-ACC Defensive team
• Semifinalist for Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award
• Two-time ACC Player of the Week (Feb. 7 and March 9)
• Named Air Force Reserve All-Tournament
• Finished UVA career ranked second all-time with 156 blocked shots
• Ranked eighth in the ACC 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)
• Recorded a career-high in points (21) and free throws (9) vs. South Carolina (12/22/19)
• Scored 20 points and went 6-for-8 from the free throw line vs. Notre Dame (2/11/20)
• Had 19 points and 13 rebounds for first career double-double against JMU (11/10/19)
• Scored 15 points against Arizona State in Air Force Reserve title game
• Registered 19 points, including career-best three 3-pointers, and nine rebounds against then-No. 5 Florida State (1/28/20)
• Scored game-high 19 points with six rebounds at Virginia Tech (2/26/20)
• Had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Pitt (2/22/20)
• Had third career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds at Miami (3/4/20)
• Named to the preseason watch lists for Karl Malone Award, Naismith Trophy Player of the Year, NABC Division I Player of the Year, Wooden Award Top 50 List and USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of the Year
• Preseason All-ACC honoree
• Lettered

2018-19
• Played 38 games, starting 22
• NCAA All-South Regional Team
• Averaged 7.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.66 blocked shots
• Shot 55 percent from the field, 29.4 percent from 3-point range and 70 percent free throws
• Reached double figures in 11 games
• Ranked third in the ACC in blocked shots 2.06
• Had multiple blocks in 18 contests
• Recorded a block in 20 straight games (VCU 12/9/18 -Georgia Tech 2/27/19), longest streak since Ralph Sampson in 1981-83 (55 games)
• Netted a career-high 18 points vs. Coppin State (11/16/18)
• Scored 10 points at South Carolina (12/19/18)
• Tallied nine points and career-best three steals vs. Marshall (12/31/18)
• Matched a career high with 18 points at Boston College (1/9/19)
• Tallied 10 points and matched a career highs in blocked shots (4) to go with seven rebounds at Notre Dame (1/26/19)
• Recorded 14 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots at Louisville (2/23/19)
• Scored 17 points, going 8-for-10 from the floor, with nine rebounds in the win over Gardner-Webb in NCAA first round (3/22/19)
• Had a team-high 14 points with nine rebounds and four blocks in the win over Oklahoma in NCAA second round (3/24/19)
• Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in win over Oregon in the NCAA Sweet 16 (3/28/19)
• Hit a jumper at the buzzer to send the game to overtime, finishing with 14 points, in the win over Purdue in the NCAA Elite Eight (3/30/19)
• Had a career high five blocked shots in win over Auburn in the Final Four (4/6/19)
• Scored nine points with seven rebounds and two blocks in NCAA Championship win over Texas Tech (4/8/19)
• Lettered

2017-18
 Played 34 games
• Scored double figures in five games
• Shot 57.7 from the floor, 78.0 percent free throws
• Matched a career high with 12 points vs. Vanderbilt (11/23/17)
• Recorded nine points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks at West Virginia (12/5/17)
• Finished with 10 points and one block vs. Savannah State (12/19/17)
• Scored nine points at Virginia Tech (1/3/18)
• Blocked three shots vs. Clemson (1/23/18)
• Matched a career high with 12 points at Syracuse (2/3/18)
• Recorded game-high six rebounds at Florida State (2/7/18)
• Scored nine points, all in the second half, vs. Georgia Tech (2/21/18)
• Scored nine points on 4 of 4 field goals at Louisville (3/1/18)
• Tallied 10 points and four rebounds vs. Louisville (3/8/18)
• Scored 10 points with four rebounds vs. Clemson (3/9/19)
• Lettered

2016-17
• Played in 32 games, including one start
• Averaged 3.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots
• Shot 54.3 percent from the field, 27.3 percent frm the 3-point range, and 54.5 percent from the free-throw line
• Ranked 10th in the ACC in blocked shots (1.22 bpg) in all games
• Missed UVA season opener at UNCG (11/11/16) due to amateurism review
• Made collegiate debut against St. Francis Brooklyn (11/15/16), recording eight points and four rebounds
• Recorded seven rebounds and career-best four blocked shots against Yale (11/20/16)
• Registered eight points, four rebounds and three blocked shots vs. Grambling State (11/22/16)
• Tallied 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, vs. Providence (11/26/16)
• Scored career-best 12 points on 5-7 shooting vs. East Carolina (12/6/16)
• Tallied eight points and four rebounds at Louisville (12/28/16)
• Scored eight points (4-4 FG) at Syracuse (2/4/17)
• Scored six points (3-3 FG) and blocked two shots vs. Louisville (2/6/17)
• Blocked ACC high three shots vs. Virginia Tech (2/12/17), Duke (2/15/17) and North Carolina (2/18/17)
• Recorded a career-high 25 minutes played vs. Miami (2/20/17)
• Recorded first career start vs. Florida (3/18/17)
• Tallied nine points and six rebounds in a career-high 29 minutes vs. Florida
• Lettered

2015-16
• Redshirted the 2015-16 season

HIGH SCHOOL
• Played two seasons at Blue Ridge School (St. George, Va.) from 2013-15 for former head coach Bill Ramsey and former Cavalier Cade Lemcke
• Averaged 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots for Blue Ridge in 2014-15
• Led Blue Ridge to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division II state championship and Virginia Independent Conference (VIC) title en route to a 22-4 record in 2014-15
• Earned two varsity letters in basketball, track and field and soccer at Blue Ridge
• Won the VIC high jump championship in 2014 and 2015
• Earned second team All-VIC honors in soccer in 2014-15

PERSONAL
• Mamadi Diakite
• Born in Conakry, Guinea, Africa
• Son of Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite and Aminata Kaba
• Has two brothers, Mohamed Lamine and Kany, and one sister, Adama
• Volunteered for the Charlottesville Toy Lift and Blue Ridge Buddy Baron program
• Enjoys soccer and hanging out with friends
• French major with a minor in global culture and commerce