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Rahsool Diggins

Rahsool Diggins roster photo final 2023-24

At UMass

2023-24 Junior year

  • Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player (shared with Richmond's Dji Bailey)5)
  • Played in all 31 games on the season, starting in each at the 2-guard
  • Minutes per game went up 74%, after the departure of RJ Luis and TJ Weeks
  • Averaged 12.8 ppg, third on the team and most among the backcourt contingent
  • Shooting percentages improved across the board from 2022-23
  • Started the season with 14 points against Albany (11/7)
  • Shot 9-16 from the floor and led all scorers with 22 points in the win over Quinnipiac (11/13)
  • Took a season-low 4 shots against Central CT (11/22), but dished 6 assists to spread out the scoring
  • Put up 15 & 6 in the win over UMass-Lowell (12/9)
  • Shot 7-7 from the stripe and totaled 15 points in the win over West Virginia (12/16)
  • Scored 15 points and stole a career-high 4 against Georgia Tech (12/21)
  • Shot 4-7 from the floor with a pair of threes in the win over Siena (12/30)
  • Shot 5-8 from the floor and 6-7 from the stripe, for a team-leading 16 points in the win over Duquesne (1/3)
  • Put up 15-5-4 in the win over La Salle (1/10). Shot 6-8 from the field, and 3-5 from three
  • Took a career-high 19 shots, but hit 9, including 5 threes, racking up 25 career-high points, in the win over GW (1/20)
  • Shot 6-10 and totaled a team-high 17 points at Saint Joe's (1/23)
  • Tallied 15 & 6 in the win at Saint Louis (1/27)
  • Scored 14 in the win over George Mason (2/3)
  • Hit a career high 6 threes in the win over Rhode Island (2/11), led the team with 18 points
  • Season-low 1-9 shooting at Richmond (2/14), all 3pt attempts, but UM still prevailed for the win
  • Scored 14 in the road win at La Salle (2/17)
  • Shot 5-9 and finished with 13 points in the win at GW (2/27)
  • Went 4-6 from 3 and scored 13 overall in the win at Davidson (3/2)
  • Tallied 16 points in the regular season finale versus Fordham (3/6)
  • Scored a team-high 21 in the A10 Tournament game versus VCU (3/14)

2022-23 Sophomore year

Rahsool Diggins off-season roster photo 2022-23Rahsool Diggins final roster photo 2022-23

  • Played in 26 of the season's 31 games, starting in 10, all of which came when Noah Fernandes was out with his injury
  • Averaged 17.6 minutes per game, splitting time with Keon Thompson as the backup point guard
  • As a starter: averaged 20.9 minutes, 6.1 points, and 3.1 assists
  • Off the bench: averaged 15.5 minutes, 3.8 points, and 1.9 assists
  • Nearly matched his season/career high in scoring, putting up 14 in the win over St. Bonaventure (3/4). Drew 5 fouls and shot 6-7 from the line, both career highs
  • Shot 4-5 from the floor for 9 points, and snared 3 rebounds, in the win at Rhode Island (2/18)
  • Missed three straight games in early February with a recurring ankle injury6)
  • Tallied 8-3-3 at George Mason (2/1).
  • Scored 12 points and tied his season/career high in assists with 6, in the win over Richmond (1/25)
  • Played well against in hometown Philadelphia, at Saint Joseph's (1/21), setting a new career high with 15 points. Shot 6-13 from the floor
  • Returned to the starting lineup for the Rhode Island game (1/14). Scored a then-career high 7 points. Scored 7 again in the next game, at VCU (1/17)
  • Was back with the team for the game against Saint Louis (1/4), but only got 3 minutes of action, and the same at George Washington (1/7). Didn't even get off the bench for the La Salle game (1/11). Had a meeting with Coach Martin to get him back on track.7)
  • Did not travel for the game at St. Bonaventure (12/31). Stayed back to be with his girlfriend for the birth of their child.8)9)10) Lost focus as the child's due date neared, said himself that he was “going through the motions.”11)
  • Scored 6 points and dished a career-high 6 assists in 20 minutes of work against UMass-Lowell (12/8), but struggled with 2-10 shooting, including 0-8 from two point territory
  • Got his first career start against Albany (12/5), filling in for Noah, but picked up 3 fouls and was held to 9 minutes
  • Dished 5 assists in 20 minutes of work in the win at South Florida (11/29)
  • Scored 6 points and dished 2 assists in 19 minutes of work in the win over Murray State (11/18)

Statistics

SeasonSchoolConfGGSMPMPGFGFGAFG%2P2PA2P%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%PTSPPGORBDRBTRBRPGASTTOVA:TOSTLBLKPFFO
2021-22UConnBE90465.1310.30027.28613.3330070.80000.0360.51160
2022-23UMassA-10261045817.646134.3432667.3882067.299925.3601214.7924331.362381.6191410
2023-24UMassA-10313194930.6135336.40260132.45575204.3685370.75739812.81461752.467461.53510560
CareerOverall6641145322.0184480.38388206.42796274.3506295.6535268.023851081.6132901.555121030
TotalUMass5741140724.7181470.38586199.43295271.3516295.6535199.123851081.9129841.55411970

From Sports-Reference.com: Stats, Game Logs

Career Highs

Through the 2023-24 season

with UMasswith UConn
Points25 - George Washington (1/20/24)3 - Grambling (12/4/21)
Field Goals9 - Quinnipiac (11/13/23)1 - three times, last Grambling (12/4/21)
9 - George Washington (1/20/24)
Field Goals Att.19 - George Washington (1/20/24)4 - Central CT State (11/9/21)
3-Point FG6 - Rhode Island (2/11/24)1 - Grambling (12/4/21)
3-Point FG Att.11 - George Washington (1/20/24)1 - three times, last Grambling (12/4/21)
11 - Rhode Island (2/11/24)
Free Throws7 - vs West Virginia (12/16/23)none
Free Throw Att.7 - three times, last Duquesne (1/3/24)none
Rebounds6 - UMass-Lowell (12/9/23)none
6 - at Saint Louis (1/27/24)
Assists6 - four times, last Central CT (11/22/23)1 - three times, last Georgetown (1/25/22)
Blocks2 - at La Salle (2/17/24)1 - Grambling (12/4/21)
Steals4 - vs Georgia Tech (12/21/23)1 - Central CT State (11/9/21)
4 - VCU (2/20/24)
Minutes39 - at La Salle (2/17/24)12 - Grambling (12/4/21)

Additional source: RealGM.com

Pre-UMass

Rahsool Diggins, UConn, 2021-22

UConn (2021-22)

High School

  • Shifty, clever combo guard who is equally adept at scoring or distributing the ball.
  • Can score by getting to the basket, using a solid mid-range jumper or an improving three-point shot, but also has a knack for penetrating into the paint and finding open teammates.
  • Brings tough, hard-nosed Philadelphia style to his defense.
  • Had a spectacular four-year career as a starter at Archbishop Wood HS under Coach John Mosco.
  • Also starred for AAU Team Final under Rob Brown.
  • As a senior in 2020-21, named MaxPreps Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year and Pennsylvania Class 6A Player of the Year.
  • Two-time Philadelphia Catholic League Player of the Year.
  • Two-time Philadelphia City Player of the Year.
  • Three-time first team All-State.
  • Averaged 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 2.8 steals as a senior, leading team to Philadelphia Catholic League championship and to PIAA 6A championship game, in which he scored 26 points in narrow loss.
  • Finished high school career as Wood’s all-time leading scorer (1,513 points).
  • Had 15 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds in Slam 16 Game, where he teamed with fellow UConn 2021-22 freshman Samson Johnson and averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 4.0 steals at prestigious Pangos All-American Festival.
  • Consensus Top 50 recruit who picked UConn over Villanova, Kansas, Florida, Seton Hall, and Virginia Tech, among others.
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