2017-18 Media Guide Bio
UNLV CAREER: Diong is in his first season in the Runnin’ Rebel program in 2017-18.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2017 graduate of Florida Prep Academy in Melbourne, Fla ... Averaged 14.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game for the Falcons ... Earned Player of the Year and Regional All-Star honors ... Coached by Julius Reid ... The team was regional and district champions ... Came to the United States in August 2016.
PERSONAL: Cheikh Mbacke Diong was born Dec. 11, 1999, in Dakar, Senegal ... Has not declared a major ... Son of Astou Ndiaye and Momar Diong ... Has five siblings: Fallou (13), Mame Thierno (9), Khadim (5), Astou (15), Nogaye (19) ... Enjoys watching movies and talking to his family back home ... Credits his family as his biggest influence because they motivate him to work as hard as he can.