DeSagana Ngagne Diop Position:
315 High School:
Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va. Birthdate:
January 30, 1983 Birthplace:
NBA DRAFT 2001
Selected in the first round (eighth pick overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
An early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft.
Named to Parade Magazine High School Boys All-America First Team and named to McDonald's High School All-America Team.
Did not play in McDonald's All-America Game due to foot injury.
Named to USA Today All-USA Second Team and named USA Today's Virginia state Player of the Year.
"Everyone asked me what the difference was in our team this year," said Oak Hill coach Steve Smith. "Nobody else had anyone like DeSagana. He intimidates everybody. DeSagana has been the difference-maker."
Helped Oak Hill Academy to undefeated season (33-0) and No. 1 national ranking by USA Today.
Averaged 14.6 points, 13.2 rebounds and eight blocked shots.
Shot better than 60 percent from the field.
As a junior, averaged 10.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 6.7 blocked shots for 30-2 Oak Hill Academy, which finished as the No. 2 team in the country in the USA Today rankings.
Shot 67 percent from the field.