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Guillermo Diaz
Full Name: Guillermo Jose Diaz
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 185
Birthdate: March 4, 1985 (Puerto Rico)
High School: Miami Christian Academy (Miami, Fla.)
College: Miami (FL)
Country: Puerto Rico
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Miami (FL)
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 30 18 132 268 .493 54 77 .701 35 76 .461 87 65 40 9 353 11.8
2004-05 29 29 190 417 .456 97 137 .708 61 168 .363 126 76 44 9 538 18.6
2005-06 34 34 194 467 .415 120 152 .789 78 214 .364 100 97 39 7 586 17.2
Totals 93 81 516 1152 .448 271 366 .740 174 458 .380 313 238 123 25 1477 15.9

An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Coming out of Miami Christian Academy, was ranked the 31st-best prospect in the country by Insiders.com. Garnered All-Big East Team Freshman First Team honors in 2003-04. Led Miami in scoring as a sophomore and a junior. An All-ACC Second Team selection in both of those seasons.

Junior (2005-06): While playing in and starting all 34 games, Diaz connected on a career-high 194 field goals, including a career-high 78 three-pointers, en route to averaging 17.2 points. Scored a season-high 29 points in a win over Virginia Tech. Tallied 21 points, nine assists, five rebounds and three steals in a win over Maryland. Named to the All-ACC Second Team.

Sophomore (2004-05): A second-team All-ACC selection, Diaz started all 29 games and led the Hurricanes with 18.6 ppg. Led the team in scoring 15 times and recorded 27-consecutive games of double-figure scoring. Averaged 20.7 points in ACC games, second-best in the Conference. Tallied 21 points, six rebounds and five assists in the first round of the NIT Tournament against South Carolina.

Freshman (2003-04): Played in all 30 games, starting 18 times. Shot 25-for-49 (.510) from three-point range and 30-for-37 from the foul line (.811) in Big East play. A 2003-04 All Big East Freshman Team selection. Registered 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and five steals against North Carolina

Strengths: A fiery competitor and an incredible athlete measured to have a 41’’ vertical while at Miami, Diaz can change the game in a variety of ways. His quickness and overall athleticism make him difficult to stop when he is attacking the rim for one of his electrifying dunks, and his potent three-point stroke forces defenders to play him honestly even on the perimeter.

Personal: Guillermo, nicknamed “Superman,” is the son of Luis Manuel Diaz and Ethel Gonzalez. A volleyball standout before switching to basketball during his senior year of high school, Diaz captured MVP and Best Server honors at the 2003 Under-18 World Volleyball Championship in Thailand.