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Samba Diallo

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2018-19, 2019-20
  • Number: 5
  • Position: F
  • Height: 6' 7“
  • Weight: 195
  • Hometown: Rufisque, Senegal
  • High School: Pope John XXIII (New Jersey)
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: none
  • Transfer To: Manhattan
  • Birthday: February 61)

At UMass

  • Signed NLI on 11/8/20172)
  • Verbally committed on 8/21/20173)

2019-20 Sophomore year

Roster photo 2019-20

  • Appeared in all 31 games, starting 30 at the Power Forward position. (Exception: at Harvard 12/7, in favor of Chatman).
  • Averaged 6.7 points and 5.9 rebounds in 27.1 minutes per game. From the previous season, scoring and rebounding averages nearly doubled, and minutes average was up over 10 per game.
  • Second on the team in rebouding categories, behind Tre Mitchell.
  • Double-figure scoring 10 times.
  • Three double-doubles (points & rebounds).
  • Team leader, or co-leader, in rebounding in 10 games.
  • Started with 12 & 7, including 6-10 shooting, versus UMass-Lowell (11/5).
  • Tallied 12 & 6, with 4-5 free throws, in the close win at Fairfield (11/9).
  • Notched 13 & 6, including 6-7 from the stripe, against Central CT (11/16).
  • Near double-double, 10 & 9, versus Rider (11/20).
  • Double-figure scoring fell off in the rest of the non-conference slate, as the competition took a step up.
  • Played 42 (season-high) of the 45 minutes in the overtime game vs Yale (12/11).
  • First career double-double, 11 & 14, in the overtime loss at Saint Louis (1/5).
  • Another double-double, 12 & 12, in the next game, versus La Salle (1/8). Also dished a career-high 6 assists.
  • Double-double #3 in the win versus Duquesne (1/25), with 12 points & 13 rebounds. Did his work at the line, shooting 10 of 12, career highs in both numbers.
  • More career highs in the next game, the win versus Saint Joe's (1/29), with 19 points on 9-12 shooting. Also added 3 boards, 2 assists, and 3 steals.
  • Registered 10 & 6, plus 3 steals, against #6 Dayton (2/15). Stole one from National Player of the Year Obi Toppin.
  • Tallied 14 & 8, plus 3 steals, in the road win at Fordham (2/22).

2018-19 Freshman year

Roster photo 2018-19

  • Appeared in 25 games, starting in 13.
  • Averaged 17.0 minutes per contest with 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
  • Four points and 7 boards in the win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/19).
  • First career start at Providence (12/7). Contributed 7 points and 10 rebounds in the UMass comeback win.
  • Pulled down 12 rebounds, and shot 4-5 from the floor, at Saint Louis (1/9).
  • Missed the La Salle (1/30) and Saint Joe's (2/2) games.
  • Scored 6 points to go along with 7 rebounds and 2 assists in win over Davidson (2/9).
  • Logged a season-high 37 minutes while tying his season high of 12 boards, plus added 8 points and 3 steals at George Mason (2/13).
  • Missed the season's last 5 games with a knee injury.

Statistics

SeasonGGSMPMPGFGFGAFG%2P2PA2P%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%PTSPPGORBDRBTRBRPGASTSTLBLKTOVPFFO
2018-19 UM251342316.93478.4363061.492417.2351634.471883.52658843.4129225502
2019-20 UM313084127.169160.43164131.489529.1726495.6742076.7591241835.92826648861
UM Total5643126422.6103238.43394192.490946.19680129.6202955.3851822674.840358731363

UMass bests

with UMass
Points19 - vs Saint Joseph's (1/29/20)
Field Goals9 - vs Saint Joseph's (1/29/20)
Field Goals Att.12 - vs Saint Joseph's (1/29/20)
3-pt FGs1 - nine times
3-pt FGAs3 - twice, last vs Duquesne (1/25/20)
Free Throws10 - vs Duquesne (1/25/20)
Free Throw Att.12 - vs Duquesne (1/25/20)
Rebounds14 - at Saint Louis (1/5/20)
Assists6 - vs La Salle (1/8/20)
Blocks1 - eight times
Steals3 - five times, last at Fordham (2/22/20)
Minutes42 - vs Yale (12/11/19)

Career bests from RealGM.com

Post-UMass

Manhattan College

  • Opted to transfer from UMass to Manhattan, after the conclusion of the 2019-20 season4)5)

Pre-UMass

High School

  • Four-star recruit by ESPN & three-star by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com
  • Played for Pope John XXIII as well as the NY Jayhawks in AAU
  • Held multiple offers including four other A-10 schools before choosing UMass
  • As a sophomore in his first year in the United States, Diallo averaged 9.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game
  • Those totals jumped during his junior season to 13.4 points and 7.5 rebounds
  • Tore his ACL in his last game in his junior year, which forced him to miss this senior season6)
  • Prior to his injury, he was getting recruited from schools including Virginia, Florida, and Syracuse7)

Personal

diallo_samba.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/18 11:40 by mikeuma