Full Name:
Boris Diaw
Position:
Guard/Forward
College:
N/A
Height:
6-8
Weight:
203
High School:
N/A
Birthdate:
April 16, 1982
Birthplace:
Cormeille-en-Parisis, France

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
An early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft.
Originally an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft, but withdrew his name from consideration prior to the draft.
Is now a member of France’s Senior National Team.
Has been a member of the French Junior National Team, winning the gold medal at the 2000 European Championship.
Also played in the 2000 Under 20 European Championship and the 2000 Albert Schweitzer Tournament.
Has steadily progressed through France’s lower divisions and was promoted to France’s top league with Pau Orthez for the 2000-01 season.
Previously played two seasons for Centre Federal, previously known as INSEP, the French National Institute for Sports and Physical Education.

Jerome Moiso of the Charlotte Hornets also played there.
Playing 21 minutes per game through the first 25 games of the season this year for Pau Orthez in France, averaged 7.4 points and 4.8 rebounds.
Played in the league’s All-Star Game and won the slam dunk contest.
In 2000-01, playing in his first season for league champion Pau Orthez in France’s top division, averaged 4.3 points and 2.9 rebounds.
Named the 2001 Pro A Newcomer of the Year.

In his second season playing for Centre Federal in France’s Third Division, averaged 16.8 points and finished in the top 10 in the league in assists (126, 8th), rebounds (231, 3rd), steals (59, 10th) and blocked shots (46, 2nd).
Recent scouting reports say he has improved his rebounding but still needs work on his perimeter shooting.

According to telebasket.com, has outstanding athletic ability.

He is reported to have excellent speed and quickness and is an aggressive offensive rebounder.
The report also praises his large wingspan and quick feet.
According to the Suproleague Yearbook, his mother, Elisabeth Riffiod, is “probably the best center in French women’s basketball history, while his father, Issa Diaw, is a former Senegalese high jump champion.”.

STATISTICS - Centre Federal (France 3rd Division)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1998-99 25 57 91 .626 25 43 .581 90 63 45 0 178 7.1
1999-00 25 135 216 .625 66 109 .606 231 126 59 46 420 16.8
Totals 50 192 307 .625 91 152 .599 321 189 104 46 598 12.0
Three-point field goals: 1998-99, 13-for-39 (.333); 1999-00,28-for-80 (.350). Totals: 41-for-119 (.345)

STATISTICS - Pau Orthez (France)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 35 46 72 .639 21 33 .636 101 52 18 10 149 4.3
2001-02 25 81 165 .491 29 47 .617 119 49 22 12 185 7.4
Totals 60 127 237 .536 50 80 .625 220 101 40 22 334 5.6
Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 12-for-32 (.375); 2001-02 , 6-for-28 (.214). Totals: 18-for-60 (.300)