Travis Diener

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Travis Diener
Travis Diener.JPG
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1982-03-01) March 1, 1982 (age 32)
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Nationality American / Italian
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Goodrich (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
College Marquette (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Pro playing career 2005–2014
Career history
2005–2007 Orlando Magic
2007–2010 Indiana Pacers
2010 Portland Trail Blazers
2010–2014 Dinamo Sassari
Career highlights and awards

Travis Lyle Diener (/ˈdnər/ DEE-nuhr;[1] born March 1, 1982) is a retired American professional basketball player. He also holds Italian citizenship, and has played for the Italian national team.

Biography[edit]

Diener played collegiately at Marquette University, and was a member of the Golden Eagles team that reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four in 2003. Diener was one of three future NBA players from that Golden Eagles team; the others were Dwyane Wade and Steve Novak.

Following his college career at Marquette, he was a second-round draft choice (38th overall) of the Orlando Magic in the 2005 NBA Draft.

Diener made his NBA debut on December 2, 2005, playing 12 minutes and scoring three points in a loss against the Memphis Grizzlies.[2]

On June 19, 2007, the Indiana Pacers signed Diener (who was a free agent) to a three-year deal reportedly worth $4.86 million.[3]

On July 6, 2009, Diener exercised his player option to remain with the Pacers for the 2009-10 NBA season. He was waived by Indiana and signed by the Portland Trail Blazers in March 2010.[4]

In August 2010, he was signed by Dinamo Sassari of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A.

In May 2013, he acquired Italian citizenship through his wife, who is of Italian descent. This allowed him to join the Italian national basketball team.[5][6]

In 2014, Diener retired from professional basketball,[7] after which he became director of player personnel at Marquette University.[8]

Honors[edit]

Italy Italy

Family[edit]

Diener's family has a storied basketball history, with many of his relatives coaching or playing at prominent universities:

In high school, Travis Diener was a USA Today Player of the Year: 2000 All-America High School Baseball as a pitcher and a shortstop.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Orlando 23 0 10.7 .420 .439 .833 .9 .7 .3 .0 3.8
2006–07 Orlando 26 0 11.1 .425 .360 .800 .7 1.3 .2 .0 3.8
2007–08 Indiana 66 21 20.5 .370 .318 .901 1.7 3.8 .5 .1 6.9
2008–09 Indiana 55 0 13.1 .413 .390 .800 1.6 2.2 .5 .1 3.7
2009–10 Indiana 4 0 6.3 .167 .200 .000 .5 1.0 .8 .0 .8
2009–10 Portland 5 0 5.2 .250 .200 .500 .2 .8 .2 .0 .6
Career 179 21 14.9 .388 .353 .847 1.4 2.4 .4 .1 4.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 Portland 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 .000 .0 1.0 .0 .0 .0
Career 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 .000 .0 1.0 .0 .0 .0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/global/intl_player_pronunciation_070426.html
  2. ^ Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies Box Score
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Trail Blazers sign Travis Diener" (Press release). Portland Trail Blazers. March 3, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ Travis Diener Becomes Italian Citizen
  6. ^ Travis Diener. FIBA.com.
  7. ^ "Travis Diener retires at 32". Sportando.com. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ Hunt, Michael (June 11, 2014). "Travis Diener joins Wojo's staff at Marquette". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 

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