The Cardinals men's basketball team finished the season as BIG East Champions
Name is pronounced GOR-gee Jeng
His 128 blocked shots as a sophomore were a new UofL single season record and his 184 career blocks are the fourth most at Louisville.
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). 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.
Has blocked a shot in 61 of his 69 career games, with multiple swats in 46 games (33 of 40 last year). He has blocked at least four shots in 21 career games, including 16 on the season. He has had back-to-back games with at least five blocked shots on four occasions in his career, the most in UofL history.
Named to the NCAA West Region All-Tournament team, bolstered by swatting a career-best matching seven shots against Michigan State in the regional semifinals.
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.
First Cardinal to grab as many as 12 rebounds in 5 straight games since 1971-72.
Selected to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for games Dec. 4-11 when he produced a pair of double-doubles in averaging 16 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 86.7 percent from the field (13-of-15) in two victories.
Had 11 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots vs. Seton Hall.
Totaled 13 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots against Western Kentucky.
Produced consecutive double-doubles in five games. He is the first Cardinal to have five straight double-doubles since Luke Whitehead from March 8-21, 2003.
Gained over 50 lbs since arriving at UofL.
Has a 7-4 wingspan and speaks five languages (Spanish, French, Italian, English and his native Wolof).
Produced his first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Connecticut (2/18/11).
Blocked a shot in 24 of his 29 games as a freshman, with multiple swats in 13 games. He was third in the BIG EAST and ranked 53rd nationally in blocks (1.9). He 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).
Took a hard fall early in the second half against West Virginia, hitting his head on the court and suffering a concussion and neck strain. He missed the Cardinals' next five games against Connecticut, Georgetown, DePaul, Notre Dame and Syracuse. He returned to practice on Feb. 10 and made his first game appearance in three weeks at Cincinnati with three blocks and two rebounds in 12 minutes. He was back for the last five games.
Totaled nine points, six rebounds and five blocked shots against Seton Hall in the Cardinals' BIG EAST opener. He followed that with 10 points and five blocks at USF.
Produced eight points, a season-high 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots against Gardner-Webb in his first career start. The seven blocks in this game and vs. FIU are tied for the seventh most blocks in a game in UofL history. It was the most for a UofL player since 2003.
Totaled 15 points, five rebounds and seven blocked shots against FIU -- the most blocks for a UofL player in seven years.
Totaled 14 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots in UofL's exhibition victory over Northern Kentucky, just six days after he was cleared by the NCAA to compete.
Averaged 15.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 7.2 blocked shots as a senior at Huntington Prep.
Ranked 44th nationally in the 2010 class by Rivals.com and 46th in the nation by Scout.com
Named the MVP of the Black Team in the 2010 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic all-star game played in Louisville's Freedom Hall on April 10 after producing 15 points, seven rebounds and eight blocked shots.
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.
Had narrowed his collegiate choices to Marquette, Colorado and Marshall before signing with the Cardinals.
Born Jan. 18, 1990 ... Son of Momar Dieng and Seynabou Diagne ... One of eight children in his family ... Major is communication.
Personal goal at UofL is to graduate and win the national championship.
Enjoys playing video games in his spare time.
Best basketball advice given to him was to make "no excuses and be the best that you can."
Chose to attend UofL because "we have good people here with a great attitude."
A fond memory was when his national team qualified for the African Championship and Olympics by beating the USA and he hit the shot to win it at the buzzer.
Wanted to wear No. 10 because he feels that the best players in sports wear that number.
If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is that it's too clean and nice.
What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: "He wants everything perfect. If you are an average player, he will make you good and if you are good, he will make you great."
Would most like to meet Barack Obama
Basketball Player: Kevin Durant
NBA Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Lionel Messi