UNLV CAREER: Dembele is in his second season in the Runnin’ Rebel program in 2017-18.
FRESHMAN (2016-17): Earned Academic All-Mountain West Team honors ... Appeared in 28 games, making 17 starts ... Averaged 4.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... Led the team in blocked shots (sixth in the MW) with 1.3 per game ... Scored a career-high 13 points vs. Incarnate Word ... Also scored eight on four other occasions ... Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds at Wyoming ... Had a career-high five blocked shots vs. San Diego State ... Had four other games blocking three shots .
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2016 graduate of Broadfording Christian Academy in Hagerstown, Md. ... He played the 2015-16 season at Scotland Performance Institute in Chambersburg, Pa., after moving to the United States in 2015 ... Was his team's best free-throw shooter at 78 percent ... Averaged 16 points and more than four blocks per game as a senior.
PERSONAL: Cheickna Dembele was born Aug. 23, 1996, in Touba, Mali (Africa) ... Majoring in economics ... Son of Sidy Dembele and Kadia Diarra ... Has eight siblings: Astan, Gaoussou, Kidé, Korotoumou, Ladji, Mahamadou, Mohamed and Mokhola.