Gorgui Dieng

#5C

Gorgui

Dieng

HEIGHT

6 ft11 in

/ 2.11m

WEIGHT

251 lbs

/ 113.9kg

LATEST VIDEOS

0041700142 - Gorgui Dieng - Houston Rockets - Minnesota Timberwolves - Buzzer-Beater - 3Q

0041700142 - Gorgui Dieng - Houston Rockets - Minnesota Timberwolves - Block - 1Q

0021701106 MEM MIN DIENG DUNK Q2

Gorgui Dieng drives to the basket and hangs from the rim.

20180323 block night

Gorgui Dieng sticks with Kyle O'Quinn and emphatically swats O'Quinn's layup attempt off the backboard.

0021701048 hou min Dieng dunk q4 wsc

Nemanja Bjelica finds Gorgui Dieng, who goes up and attacks the rim.

0021700974 BOS MIN DIENG BLOCK Q2

Greg Monroe attempts a jump hook in the paint but Gorgui Dieng is there to swat his shot back out.

0021700906 min sac recap

Karl-Anthony Towns records a double-double of 26 points and 17 rebounds as the Timberwolves get a convincing win over the Kings, 118-100. Skal Labissiere scored 20 points for Sacramento in the loss.

0021700888 CHI MIN RECAP v2

Jeff Teague scores 25 points and Andrew Wiggins adds 23 as the Timberwolves defeat the Bulls.

0021700746 MIN TOR RECAP

DeMar DeRozan leads the Raptors with 23 points as they get the win over the Timberwolves,109-104.

 0021700739 MIN ATL Recap

Dennis Schroder balled out with 18 points and 11 assists as the Hawks surprise the Timberwolves at home 105-100. Jimmy Butler scored 24 points for Minnesota in the loss

20180128 Top 10 Blocks of the Week

Check out the Top 10 blocks of the week.

0021700729 bkn min jones jumper q1

Gorgui Dieng assists Tyus Jones on the jumper.

Gorgui Giving Back

Ahead of tonight’s Timberwolves-Warriors game at 10:30pm ET on TNT, check out Gorgui Dieng as he sits down with Ros Gold-Onwude and talks about how he is giving back to his native Senegal.

0021700695 MIN LAC dieng block q2

Gorgui Dieng gets the monster block on Sam Dekker's dunk attempt.

0021700665 MIN HOU RECAP

Eric Gordon leads the way with 30 points as the Rockets take care of the Timberwolves on Thursday night, 116-98.

 0021700611 OKC MIN dieng dunk q1

Gorgui Dieng fakes the three and cuts inside for the dunk.

0021700594 CLE MIN RECAP

Andrew Wiggins leads all scoring with 25 points as the Timberwolves get the win over the Pelicans, 107-99.

0021700584 NOP MIN BUTLER ASSIST Q3

Jimmy Butler finds Gorgui Dieng underneath the basket for a two-handed finish.

0021700548 lal min recap

Jimmy Butler scores a game-high 28 points as the Timberwolves get the win over the Lakers, 114-96.

0021700548 lal min Crawford Pass Q1

Jamal Crawford with the nice no-look pass to Gorgui Dieng for the layup.


PLAYER BIO

Professional History

2013-14 SEASON:
Closed his rookie NBA campaign on the upswing, highlighted by being named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March... Saw action in 60 games overall, including 33 of the final 35; he averaged 4.8 ppg and and 5.0 rpg (in 13.6 mpg) while shooting 49.8% from the floor and 63.4% from the FT line... Started 15 of the final 18 contests, averaging 12.0 ppg and 11.3 rpg in 30.2 mpg and hitting 52.8% (84-for-159) from the floor in those 18 while collecting nine double-doubles... Hit the game-winning shot with :04.6 left Apr. 11 vs. Houston, capping a 12-point, 20-rebound performance... Became the fifth player in Wolves history to record a 20-point/20-rebound game Mar. 20 at Houston (22 pts/21 reb), joining Kevin Garnett, Tom Gugliotta, Al Jefferson and Kevin Love... He's also just the fourth NBA rookie in the past 20 years to accomplish that feat (Joe Smith, Tim Duncan, DeJuan Blair)... Also dealt a season-high four assists in the Mar. 20 game at Houston... Made his first start Mar. 16 vs. Sacramento; the five blocks tied a team season best... Signed to a two-year contract on July 13... Acquired from Utah (along with Shabazz Muhammad) in exchange for Trey Burke in a draft-night transaction on June 27; he was selected by the Jazz in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Acquired by the Timberwolves on draft night (June 27, 2013) along with the draft rights to Shabazz Muhammad (14th overall) from the Utah Jazz in exchange for the draft rights to Trey Burke (9th overall)... Selected by the Utah Jazz with the 21st overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.

INTERNATIONAL NOTES:
Totaled 16 points, 11 rebounds and five steals and hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in leading Senegal to a 66-65 victory over Team USA Midwest in the 2009 Nike Global Challenge in Oregon on Aug. 8, 2009.

COLLEGE:
2012-13: BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and an All-BIG EAST first team selection... Averaged 8.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots in six NCAA Tournament games.... An All-Midwest Region selection... Narrowly missed a triple-double in the BIG EAST Championship title game vs. Syracuse with nine points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight assists... Scored a career-high 23 points against Seton Hall (10-of-11 FG), adding eight rebounds and three blocked shots (2/23/13)... In league games only, he led in the BIG EAST Conference in rebounding (10.8 rpg) and was second in blocked shots (2.8 bpg)... In overall statistics, he ranked second in the BIG EAST Conference and 29th nationally in rebounding (9.4 rpg), and third in the league and 24th nationally in blocked shots (2.5)... His 9.4 rebounding average was the highest in 19 years (since Clifford Rozier in 1993-94, 11.1 rpg)... 2011-12: Led the BIG EAST and was eighth nationally in blocked shots (3.2 per game), was third in the league in rebounding (9.1; 45th in the nation) and seventh in field goal percentage (.525)... His 128 blocked shots as a sophomore were a new Louisville single season record... He swatted six shots three times (vs. Memphis, Kentucky, Seton Hall) and seven on three occasions (vs. St. John's, Rutgers, Michigan St.)... Had 11 double-doubles as a sophomore, the latest being 11 points, 13 rebounds and four steals at Cincinnati... His 11 double-doubles were third in the BIG EAST... Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team after averaging 8.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots while shooting 68.2 percent from the field in the four games... 2010-11: Ranked third in the BIG EAST and 53rd nationally in blocks (1.9)... Blocked a shot in 24 of his 29 games as a freshman, with multiple swats in 13 games... Blocked at least four shots in five games, including rejecting five against Seton Hall and at USF in his first two BIG EAST games... Starter at center in 10 games, averaging 6.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in those 10 starts while hitting 26-of-42 field goals (.619)... Produced his first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Connecticut (2/18/11).

PERSONAL:
Born on Jan. 18, 1990, in Kebemer, Senegal... Son of Momar Dieng and Seynabou Diagne... One of eight children in his family...Majored in communication at Louisville... Speaks five languages (Spanish, French, Italian, English and his native Wolof)... Honored at The White House on June 23, 2013 as President Obama welcomed the 2013 NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals for a celebration... Averaged 15.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 7.2 blocked shots as a senior at Huntington St. Joseph Prep in Huntington, West Virginia... Enjoys playing video games in his spare time... Twitter handle: @GorguiDieng.


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