Career Highlights: Finished as Marquette’s career leader in three-point field goals made (284), second in assists (617), third in scoring (1,691 points) and eighth in steals (158).
Senior (2004-05): All-Conference USA First Team selection. Finalist for Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award for second straight year. Led Marquette in scoring (19.7 ppg), assists (7.0 apg) and steals (31). Missed the team’s final five games with a left hand injury and did not meet the minimum number of games played to qualify for conference and national statistical leaders.
Junior (2003-04): Named to the All-Conference USA First Team. One of two players in Division I to average at least 18.0 points and 6.0 assists and first player in C-USA history to lead the league in both categories. Ranked second in C-USA in free throw percentage (.883), three-point field goal percentage (.450), three-pointers made (2.9 per game) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.53). Set single-season MU records for three-point field goals (90) and free throw percentage (.883). Marquette’s leading scorer in 21 of 31 games and scored in double figures in all but one game. Scored 30 or more points three times, including a career-high 31 points twice, and dished out six or more assists 17 times.
Sophomore (2002-03): All-Conference USA Second Team selection. Finished third in C-USA in assists (5.6 apg) and eighth in free throw percentage (.813). Scored in double figures 21 times. Averaged 27.5 points and shot .654 from the floor in first two rounds of NCAA Tournament. Dished out eight assists with no turnovers in 36 minutes vs. Pittsburgh in NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals. Tied a Marquette record for a C-USA game with a career-high 12 assists vs. Dayton.
Freshman (2001-02): Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. Played in all 33 games and led the league in three-point field goal percentage (.442). Recorded 15 points, including five three-pointers, vs. Cincinnati in C-USA Tournament championship game. Led Marquette and set a single-season freshmen record with 57 three-pointers. Sank a three-pointer in 31 games, including 19 games with two or more treys.
Strengths: Fiery competitor who can beat you with the deep ball as well as setting up his teammates. Mr. Everything for Marquette the past two seasons. Great intangibles.
Personal: Son of Robert and Vicki Diener. Sister, Brittney, plays at Lewis University in Chicago. Majored in communications studies.