Travis Diener

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Travis Diener
Travis Diener.JPG
Diener with Dinamo Sassari in 2010
No. 7 – Vanoli Cremona
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLBA
Personal information
Born (1982-03-01) March 1, 1982 (age 37)
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
NationalityAmerican / Italian
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolGoodrich (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
CollegeMarquette (2001–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career2005–present
PositionPoint guard
Number34, 12, 27, 7
Career history
20052007Orlando Magic
20072010Indiana Pacers
2010Portland Trail Blazers
2010–2014Dinamo Sassari
2017–presentVanoli Cremona
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Travis Lyle Diener (/ˈdnər/ DEE-nər;[1] born March 1, 1982) is an American-Italian professional basketball player for Vanoli Cremona in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He also holds Italian citizenship, and has played for the Italian national team at EuroBasket 2013.

Career[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] His jersey number 12 was retired by Dinamo Sassari.[9]

In July 2017, Diener came out of retirement to sign with Vanoli Cremona.[10] He re-signed with the club in July 2018.[11]

The Basketball Tournament[edit]

Travis Diener played for the Golden Eagles in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament. In 5 games, he averaged 8.6 points, 4.2 assists, and shot 43 percent from the field. The Golden Eagles reached the semi-finals before falling to Overseas Elite. He rejoined the Marquette Alumni team for the "Championship Weekend" of the 2019 tournament—hitting two consecutive three pointers while wearing cowboy boots without socks to win in the semi-finals vs Team Heines while drunk on 12 cans of White Claw.

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

NBA 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

NBA 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

Domestic leagues[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  PPG  Points per game
 2P%  Two-point field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 SPG  Steals per game  TOPG  Turnovers per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG PPG 2P% 3P% FT% RPG APG BPG SPG TOPG
2010–11 Dinamo Sassari 30 30 31.0 12.5 46.4 36.3 81.4 3.4 4.6 0.0 1.2
2011–12 35 35 32.9 13.8 48.1 40.2 77.1 3.1 5.7 0.0 0.9
2012–13 36 36 33.9 16.4 49.1 38.2 85.7 2.8 7.1 0.0 1.3
2013–14 36 19 23.8 7.7 50.0 31.0 83.7 2.0 5.2 0.0 0.6
2017–18 Vanoli Cremona 33 7 21.5 5.4 55.6 38.4 86.4 2.3 3.6 0.0 0.9
Career 170 127 28.7 11.2 48.8 37.1 82.6 2.7 5.3 0.0 1.0

National team[edit]

Year Competition GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 FIBA EuroBasket 9 0 14.1 .375 .357 .0 1.0 1.7 .0 .0 3.2
Career 9 0 14.1 .375 .357 .0 1.0 1.7 .0 .0 3.2

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. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  5. ^ Travis Diener Becomes Italian Citizen
  6. ^ Travis Diener Archived 2013-09-11 at the Wayback Machine. 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.
  9. ^ "Emanuele e Travis Diener, dopo di loro nessun altro 12" (in Italian). Lanuovasardegna.it. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Basket, Travis Diener torna in campo. A Cremona ritrova Drake e Sacchetti" (in Italian). Repubblica.it. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Travis Diener officially re-signs with Vanoli Cremona". Sportando. Retrieved July 6, 2018.

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