UCF Adds Late Recruit David Diakite

August 25th, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. - With classes set to start Monday, UCF men's basketball head coach Kirk Speraw recently received a late addition to his roster when David Diakite joined the Knights. The 6-foot-4 wing player is from Silver Spring, Md., and attended National Christian Academy.

As a senior in 2007-08, he averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

"David is a tremendous young man who is extremely excited about becoming a UCF Knight," Speraw said. "He is a great addition to our program and we are pleased that he is now on board."

Following his senior campaign, Diakite participated in the Under Armour Capital Classic. He helped the District All-Stars record a victory, scoring 18 points and grabbing a team-high eight boards. In the all-star game, the swingman registered two steals and a pair of blocks. Diakite also claimed the slam dunk competition at the event.

At National Christian, Diakite played for coach Trevor Brown.

In the summer of 2007, Diakite earned MVP honors after leading National Christian's summer-league squad to the 17-under select title at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in North Carolina.

Diakite will be one of seven true freshmen on the Knights' roster this season.

- From www.ucfathletics.com