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Memphis Grizzlies | #14 | Center

Gorgui

Dieng

PPG

7.9

RPG

4.5

APG

1.3

PIE

12.4

6'10" | 252lb | 31 years

Player Bio

Gorgui Sy Dieng was born in Kebemer, Senegal in 1990. Dieng is one of eight children born to Momar and Seynabou Dieng, and he speaks five languages (Spanish, French, Italian, English and his native Wolof). Dieng began playing basketball at the age of 15, and he left Senegal for West Virginia shortly thereafter. He averaged 15.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 7.2 blocks per game as a senior at Huntington St. Joseph Prep before moving onto the University of Louisville. Dieng spent three years with the Cardinals, majoring in communications, before leaving for the NBA in 2013. Since arriving to the NBA, Dieng has immersed himself in charity work for his home country of Senegal. He launched The Gorgui Dieng Foundation to further healthcare access, healthy food, sustainable farming and athletic camps in Senegal. He's also partnered with Minneapolis-based organizations to upgrade hospitals and health facilities in his hometown of Kebemer, becoming a national celebrity in Senegal along the way. You can follow Dieng on Twitter @GorguiDieng and on Instagram @Gorguidieng.