Sunday, July 03, 2005

Ike Diogu is Special


The Contra Costa Times has a nice piece about the #9 pick.

"He came out 11 pounds and 24 inches long," Edward said. "When we saw him lying down in that crib the first day, we thought we had a three-month-old baby."

Nearly 22 years later, Diogu has grown around 55 inches, put on about 240 pounds and proved to be as special as his parents predicted. The Warriors got a rare breed when they drafted him with the No. 9 pick in Tuesday's NBA draft. Diogu is as intellectual as he is talented, as polite as he is aggressive, as impressive off the court as he is on it.

One example of his enormity came in a playoff game against John Tyler in his junior year. He was in the corner and faked a jumper, causing three defenders to run out at him. So Diogu put the ball on the floor and drove for a dunk.

The three defenders tried desperately to thwart the slam. There was a collision at the rim. It wasn't even close.

"He splattered all three of them," said Sirois, noting that Diogu shot 77 percent from the field his senior season. "They didn't even call a foul. It was one of the greatest dunks I've ever seen. When he hit that dunk, we knew right then he was going to be a monster to stop."


2 Comments:

At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

eSPECIALLY fat.

 
At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He splattered all three of them," said Sirois, noting that Diogu shot 77 percent from the field his senior season.

Diogu came out before his senior season.

 

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