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Duran Diaz 2

Duran  Diaz


Kennedale, Texas

High School:
Kennedale HS

Last College:
Grambling State

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 201



Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2009)

Walk-on transferred to Baylor in July 2008 after spending freshman season at Grambling State.

2008-09 [SOPHOMORE]
Sat out the 2008-09 season to satisfy the NCAA's transfer policy to retain three seasons of eligibility.

Played in all 26 games with 17 starts • Averaged 7.8 points, 2.0 rebounds in 21.6 minutes • Finished fourth in points (203) • Led the Tigers in 3-point field goals made (50) and 3-point percentage (.376) • Scored 12 points on 4-of-6 3-point shooting in 18 minutes at Georgia (Nov. 14, 2007) • In first career start, scored career-high 21 points in 31 minutes in loss at South Alabama (Nov. 17, 2007) • Shot 7-of-17 from floor at South Alabama, including 5-of-15 from 3-point range ­ Scored 14 points in 22 minutes vs. Alabama A&M (Jan. 7, 2008) • Chipped in 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting and 5-of-11 from 3-point range in 24 minutes off bench at Southern (Jan. 11, 2008) • Pulled down career-high seven rebounds at Southern • Dished out career-high three assists at Prairie View A&M (Feb. 18, 2008) • Made career-high five 3-point baskets twice -- at Southern (Jan. 11, 2008) and vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 2, 2008) • Set career highs in field goal attempts (17) and 3-point field goal attempts (15) at TCU (Nov. 21, 2007).

Three-year letterwinner at Kennedale [Texas] High School under head coach Doug Groff • Led the Wildcats to a pair of district titles during freshman and senior seasons • Averaged eight points as freshman before being sidelined with torn knee ligament as sophomore (2004-05) • Earned all-district and all-state honors as junior, averaging 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steals to lead Kennedale to the state playoffs • Poured in 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals as senior ­ Named District MVP and first-team all-state • Selected to play in TABL All-Star Game.

Full name is Duran Earl Diaz • Born May 2, 1989, in Monroe, La. • Son of Deidrick and Tamiko Diaz • Finance major • Career ambition is to start a real estate business.

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