Antoine Diot

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Antoine Diot
Antoine Diot Paris-Levallois.JPG
Diot warming-up with Paris-Levallois Basket in 2012
No. 8 – Valencia Basket
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Liga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1989-01-17) January 17, 1989 (age 29)
Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Nationality French
Listed height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2007–2012 Le Mans
2012–2013 Paris-Levallois
2013–2015 SIG Strasbourg
2015–present Valencia Basket
Career highlights and awards

Antoine Camille Diot (born January 17, 1989) is a French professional basketball player for Valencia Basket of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. Standing at 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in), he plays at the point guard position. He also represents the French national basketball team.

Professional career[edit]

Diot began playing basketball with the youth teams of the French club JL Bourg en Bresse. He then played with Centre Fédéral, in the French 3rd-tier level league, the NM1, from 2004 to 2007. He began his professional career in 2007, with the French 1st-tier level Pro A League club, Le Mans. He moved to the French club Paris-Levallois Basket in 2012.

On July 1, 2013, Diot signed a two-year deal with the French Pro A team Strasbourg IG, with an opt-out clause after the first year.[1] He was voted the French League French Player's MVP in 2014. In June 2014, he opted to remain with the team for one more season.[2] He was voted the French Leaders Cup MVP in 2015.

On July 10, 2015, he signed a two-year contract with the Spanish ACB team Valencia Basket.[3] With Valencia, he won the Spanish League 2016–17 season championship. On July 5, 2017, he signed a two-year contract extension with Valencia.[4]

French national team[edit]

Diot was a member of the French junior national teams. With France's junior national teams, he played at the following tournaments: the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, where he won a gold medal, the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, where he won a silver medal, and was named the tournament's MVP, the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where he won a gold medal, the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, where he won a bronze medal, the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he won a gold medal, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Diot then became a member of the senior men's French national basketball team. With France's senior national team, he has played at the following major tournaments: the EuroBasket 2009, the EuroBasket 2013, where he won a gold medal, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, where he won a silver medal, and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

French senior national team stats[edit]

Tournament GP PPG RPG APG
EuroBasket 2009 8 5.1 1.9 1.0
EuroBasket 2013 11 4.5 1.6 1.1
2014 World Cup 9 6.9 2.6 2.3
2016 Olympics Qualification 4 4.8 0.8 0.5
2016 Summer Olympics 6 4.0 1.0 1.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strasbourg signs Antoine Diot to a two-year deal". sportando.com. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Antoine Diot reste à la SIG". sigbasket.fr (in French). Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Valencia signs Antoine Diot to a two-year contract". sportando.com. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Valencia re-signs combo guard Diot". Euroleague.net. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 

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