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David Diggs #33

Position: Guard
Height: 6'4“
Weight: 215
Born: October 16, 1979
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
High School: Claymont Northmont H.S.

High School Career

Four-year starter at Northmont High School … Northmont's career scoring (1,712 points) and three-point field goal percentage leader … Led the Greater Miami Valley Conference in scoring as a sophomore, junior and senior … An all-conference selection in each of those seasons … Leading scorer in the Dayton area as a senior with a 25.3 ppg average … Was named to the Dayton Daily News' all-area team three times … A three-time All-District 9 honoree and was the District Player of the Year in 1998 … An All-Ohio third team honoree following his senior season … Averaged 24.1 points and 8.9 rebounds as a junior … Coached by Jim Brown … Graduated 20th in his high school class of 386 with a 3.9 grade point average … Four-year member of the National Honor Society.

Marquette Career

season GP-GS Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% OR DR Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts Avg
1998-99 23- 1 191 8.3 31- 68 .456 15- 33 .455 15-27 .556 3 14 17 6 5 0 9 15 92 4.0
1999-00 28- 0 319 11.4 20- 72 .278 6- 40 .225 4- 6 .667 10 27 37 16 6 0 11 26 53 1.9
2000-01 14- 0 47 3.6 3- 10 .300 2- 5 .400 1- 2 .500 0 8 8 2 2 0 4 2 9 0.6
2001-02 30- 0 287 9.6 29- 69 .420 23-50 .460 13-17 .765 15 29 44 20 9 0 10 17 94 3.1
Totals 95- 1 844 8.9 83-219 .379 49-128 .383 33-52 .625 28 78 106 44 22 0 34 60 248 2.6

Concluded his career by playing in 94 games … Had eight double-figure scoring games to his credit.

2001-02

Ended the year by seeing action as a reserve in 29 of MU's 33 contests … Good effort during the C-USA Tournament, scoring six points in games vs. Louisville (Mar. 7) and Houston (Mar. 8) … Hit three of four from the field en route to eight points, his third-highest total of the year and high mark for a league game, and grabbed a season-high tying four rebounds vs. DePaul (Mar. 1) … Averaged 9.8 minutes per stint … Scored all three of his points from the charity stripe vs. Charlotte (Feb. 19) … Hit a trey in his second straight contest and totaled three points vs. Louisville (Feb. 16) … Recorded a three-point goal en route to five points at Southern Miss (Feb. 9) … Hit a three-pointer and finished with three points, three rebounds and a steal at Saint Louis (Jan. 26) … Hit a trey, en route to three points, and grabbed two rebounds against Louisville (Jan. 9) … Had three-point field goals in 16 contests … Played a season-long 20 minutes vs. Wake Forest (Dec. 29) and registered a trey en route to finishing with three points … Played a spirited second half against Wisconsin (Dec. 22), recording all 10 of his points (second double-figure scoring performance of the year) during the final 20 minutes of play … Finished the UW game knocking down four-of-six from the floor (all in the second half) including both of his three-point field goal attempts … Also grabbed a season-best four boards against Wisconsin … Played 19 minutes and hit two-of-three trey attempts and finished with six points against Fordham (Dec. 8) … Scored five points vs. Sam Houston State (Dec. 1) … Tied career high with 15 points (career-high 5 3pters) against Gonzaga, earning him Player of the Game honors … Scored in 20 games … 15 minutes vs. Texas Southern – grabbed three rebounds and doled out season-best three assists

2000-01

Brought home his third letter after seeing action as a reserve in 14 games … Longest stints of the year were a pair of eight-minute outings vs. Cal State Northridge (12/2) and Arkansas Little Rock (12/8, 2 pts., 2 rebs.) … Recorded three-point field goals in games vs. Western Carolina (12/20) and Charlotte (3/3) … Grabbed a season-high three rebounds vs. Minnesota (12/7)

1999-2000

Earned second letter after seeing action as a reserve in 28 contests … Averaged 11.4 minutes per outing … Came up with five points and a career-best eight rebounds (all on the defensive end) in 17 minutes, tying second-longest stint of the year, against UNC Charlotte (Jan. 19) … Finished with three rebounds, along with two assists, in 15 minutes vs. DePaul (Jan. 12) … Scored in 15 games and had rebounds to his credit in 16 contests … Tied his season high with two three-pointers and six points in Xavier contest (Jan. 2) … Was 3-5 from the field, finishing with six points, and had four rebounds against Coppin State (Dec. 29) … Three of those boards vs. Coppin State were offensive, marking a career best … Tied his season high with six points versus Dayton (Dec. 7) while playing a season-long 19 minutes … Six points on two three-pointers against Western Michigan (Dec. 3)

1998-99

Played 23 games and made one start … Was hampered much of season due to a strained left thigh muscle … Missed five straight games in mid-to late-February due to a strained right hamstring … Made his first career start and played season-high 25 minutes versus Louisville (Jan. 13) … Reached double-figures in his first four appearances … Also scored in double-figures in back-to-back games in early January … Scored season-best 15 points in collegiate debut at Boston College (Nov. 14) … Made a three pointer in eight games

All-Time Career Rankings

  • 8th, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 200 att.) (38.3%)

All-Time Single Game Rankings

  • 1st, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (tied with three others), 100% (5-5) vs. Gonzaga (November 24, 2001)
All-Time Senior Season Rankings
  • 4th, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 50 att.) (46%)

Career Highs

FG
5 vs. Gonzaga - Nov. 24, 2001
5 vs. Oklahoma State - Nov. 19, 1998
5 vs. Morgan State - Nov. 16, 1998
5 vs. Boston College - Nov. 14, 1998
FGA 10 vs. Morgan State - Nov. 16, 1998
FG% 1.000% (5-5) vs. Gonzaga - Nov. 24, 2001 3FG 5 vs. Gonzaga - Nov. 24, 2001
3FGA 5 vs. Gonzaga - Nov. 24, 2001 5 vs. Morgan State - Nov. 16, 1998
3FG% 1.000% (5-5) vs. Gonzaga - Nov. 24, 2001
FT 4 vs. Dayton - Nov. 28, 1998
FTA 8 vs. Dayton - Nov. 28, 1998
FT% 50.0% (4-8) vs. Dayton - Nov. 28, 1998
Off. Reb. 3 vs. Coppin State - Dec. 29, 1999
Def. Reb. 8 vs. UNC Charlotte - Jan. 19, 2000
Tot. Reb. 8 vs. UNC Charlotte - Jan. 19, 2000
Assists 3 vs. Morris Brown - Jan. 2, 2002 3 vs. Texas Southern - Nov. 30, 2001
Steals 1, on 25 occasions
Minutes 25 vs. Louisville - Jan. 13, 1999
Points 15 vs. Gonzaga - Nov. 24, 2001 15 vs. Boston College - Nov. 14, 1998

Accolades

  • 1998-99 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • 1999-2000 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • 2000-01 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • 2001-02 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

Personal Notes:

Only child of Hugo and Sharon Diggs… Majored in computer engineering.


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