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Adrian Diaz
20  Adrian Diaz
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Hialeah-Miami Lakes

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 230

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L

As A Freshman (2011-12): Saw action in 23 games as a true freshman, including 12 Big 12 games... Named to the Fall 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Registered double-digit minutes in 10 games, including a season-high 29 minutes at Texas (2/11/12)... Averaged 3.2 points on 56.4 percent shooting (31-of-55) with 2.3 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in 10.0 minutes per game... Connected on 46.2 percent (12-of-26) from the free throw line... Scored in 14 games, including a season-best 11 points on 5-of-10 field goals at Texas (2/11/12)... Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds at Oklahoma State (1/21/12)... Also added five or more rebounds in two other games with five boards vs. Oklahoma (1/28/12) and eight vs. Texas Tech (2/7/12)... Posted at least one block in eight games, including a season-best two vs. Texas (1/18/12) and at Texas Tech (1/25/12)... Saw action in 12 Big 12 games, averaging 12.8 minutes per game... Averaged 3.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting (17-of-35) in Big 12 play with 3.3 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game... Connected on 40.9 percent (9-of-22) from the free throw line in conference games... Played in the NCAA Tournament games vs. Syracuse (3/17/12)... Only played twice in the last eight games... Posted his only double-digit scoring game at Texas (2/11/12) in a season-best 29 minutes... Solid in limited minutes vs. Texas Tech (2/7/12) with seven points and eight rebounds in just 13 minutes... Scored six points in back-to-back games at Iowa State (1/31/12) and Texas A&M (2/4/12)... Tallied six points, three rebounds and two blocks at Texas Tech (1/25/12) in 19 minutes... Recorded eight points vs. UTEP (12/23/11) with three rebounds in 10 minutes... Notched nine points vs. Southern Illinois (12/22/11) on 4-of-4 field goals... In a battle with his older brother, Andy, scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with four rebounds in 16 minutes... Saw one minutes of action in the opener with Charleston Southern (11/11/12) with no statistics... Coached by Frank Martin.

High School: Rated one of the top centers in the country, ranking as the No. 148 in the Rivals150 by Rivals.com... Ranked among the top-25 at his position by a number of outlets, including No. 17 by Rivals.com and No. 21 by ESPN Scouts, Inc. ... Rated as the No. 6 prospect in the state of Florida by FloridaHoops.com... A four-year letterman at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School in Miami, Fla. ... Helped the Trojans to a 23-5 record in 2010-11, including a perfect 14-0 mark in Class 6A District 13... The win total was 18 more than the previous season when the team was 5-15 overall and 3-7 in league play... The squad advanced to the Region 4-6A Final for the first time since 1986, where they lost to Columbus, 65-50... Averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks per game as a senior... Averaged 24.7 points in the state tournament, including a career-best 37 points in 65-51 overtime win against Coral Gables in the Region 4-6A quarterfinals... Hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds against Coral Gables... Posted a game-high 20 points to go with nine rebounds and six blocks in the Region 4-6A semifinals against Miami Senior to send the Trojans to their first Region Final since 1986... Tallied a team-high 17 points against Columbus in the Final... Recorded a triple-double against Hialeah Gardens (1/6/11) with 30 points, 16 rebounds and 12 blocks... Also totaled 29 points vs. Goleman (12/7/10)... Named first team All-Class 6A by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) as a senior... Selected to the All-Dade County team by the Miami Herald... Played in the Senior Showcase All-Star Game, which annually pits Team Florida against Team USA in Orlando... Named preseason honorable mention all-state by FloridaHoops.com... Averaged 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Trojans as a junior in 2009-10... Missed a majority of his junior season after fracturing one of his metatarsals in his foot... Same high school as famed N.C. State player Chris Corchiani, who was the last Trojan to lead his team to the state title... Also lettered in volleyball as a freshman, where he helped the squad to a district championship... Coached by Ray Beneby.

Personal: Adrian Humberto Diaz was born July 11, 1993 in Miami, Fla. ... Nicknamed "Stretch" by his high school coach as a freshman... Was six feet by the seventh grade and had a major growth spurt to 6-foot-8 by his sophomore year... Parents are Andres and Dr. Juile Diaz... Both are of Cuban descent... Has two brothers, Eric and Andy... Third member of his family to play college basketball, following brothers, Eric, who played at Division II Eckerd [Fla.] College, and Andres, who is a senior at North Florida... K-State has played North Florida the last two seasons and will again in 2012-13... Andy ranked second in rebounding (4.3 rpg.) and third in scoring (9.0 ppg.) on the team in 2011-12... Received scholarship offers from a number of schools, including UCF, Purdue, Miami (Fla.), Virginia Tech, South Florida, FIU and North Florida, and interest from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee and Syracuse... Major is undecided.