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Mamadou Diarra
Mamadou  Diarra

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Queens, N.Y.

High School:
Putnam Science Academy

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 217

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/28/1997


11/13/2017

Men's Hoops Welcomes Stony Brook on Tuesday

Opening Game at the XL Center.

11/04/2017

Final Exhibition Game Against Queens College on Sunday

UConn Basketball Doubleheader on Sunday, Featuring Men's and Women's Teams.

10/30/2017

Larrier Leads the Huskies Past Merrimack

UConn with a 70-24 Scoring Advantage in the Paint.

01/28/2017

UConn Beats Tulane 78-68

Kentan Facey scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead UConn.

11/30/2016

UConn Holds Off Boston U Late for 51-49 Win

Christian Vital led the way with 13 points.

11/19/2017

UCONN vs Boston University

UCONN vs Boston University (photo by Stephen Slade)

11/14/2017

UCONN vs Stony Brook

UCONN vs Stony Brook (photo by Stephen Slade)

11/05/2017

UCONN vs Queens College

UCONN vs Queens College (photo by Stephen Slade)

While at UConn: Forced to sit out the 2016-17 season with a  chronic knee condition, requiring treatment and rehabilitation throughout the year... Condition has improved enough to restart his college career in 2017-18 as a redshirt freshman... Participated in full workouts over the summer of 2017... Played with Global Sports Academy college foreign tour team for three games in Spain in August, 2017... Expected to be able to complete for frontcourt playing time in 2017-18.

As a Freshman in 2016-17: After going through the rigorous preseason conditioning program and playing 10 minutes in UConn’s first exhibition game against New Haven, was disgnosed with significant patellofemoral syndrome, a condition that results in intense knee discomfort from the stress that high-level basketball competition demands... Sat out season, received treatment and rehabilitation throughout the year.

Before UConn: A concensus Top 100 recruit with a reputation as a tenacious rebounder... Played for 2 1/2 years at Putnam Science Academy under Coach Tom Espinosa, his final season as a post-graduate... Averaged 10.0 points and 7.5 rebounds  in 2015-16, helping PSA to a 27-8 record and the national semifinals, where it lost to St. Thomas More.. As a senior, he averaged 9.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks... Left Putnam Science as the school’s second all-time rebounder, second in blocked shots, and in the top five in scoring... Selected to play in Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game, scoring 19 points on 9-of-10 shooting, and grabbing 3 rebounds to help Team New York to a 148-128 win... Began high school at Thomas Edison High in Queens, N.Y., making the varsity basketball team as a freshman and sophomore. Started junior year at prep school in South Carolina, but transferred to Putnam Science at mid-year. Played 14 games in that abbreviated season, averaging 5.0 points and 5.0 rebounds... Played AAU ball for the New York Jayhawks.

Personal Information: Mamadou Diarra... Born June 28, 1997... Son of Kadija Kone and Fosseny Diarra. Mother is from Senegal, father is from Mali .. Has two brothers, Hassan and Cherif, and two sisters, Fanta and Ouleymatou... National Honor Society member at Putnam Science Academy.  

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