Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Kentucky Kid is Coming Back Home to Play in Rupp Arena Tonight

Former Trinity High School star Nathan Dieudonne is now a senior at Boston University.

Tonight, he will return to the Bluegrass state for another appearance in Rupp Arena.

Through 4 games this season, Dieudonne is averaging 11.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

If the Terriers can make a run in the Patriot League tournament or beyond, Dieudonne will have a chance to become a 1,000-point scorer for his career. He currently is sitting at 637 career points.

Tonight's game at Rupp Arena is schedule to tip off at 9:00 p.m ET and will be televised live on the SEC Network.

Here is a little more about Dieudonne's career from his Boston University bio:

AWARDS

• 2015 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15

Started in 25 of 29 games played ... Ranked second in the Patriot League in rebounding at 7.4 rpg, while averaging a league-high 2.4 offensive rebounds ... Also ranked 26th in the PL in scoring at 9.7 ppg ... Tallied six double-doubles, including 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at Loyola Maryland ... Posted 16 points and 11 rebounds at Dayton ... Reached double figures 18 times, highlighted by 17 points at Lehigh ... Recorded season-high three steals vs. Loyola Maryland with 11 rebounds ... Tallied 10 points and five rebounds in his first trip to Rupp Arena (#1 Kentucky) since winning state title there in 2012.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14

Appeared in all 35 games, recording 34 starts ... Averaged 5.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 20.7 minutes while shooting 50.8 percent from the field and 78.4 percent at the charity stripe ... Led BU in rebounding nine times to finish second overall in rebounding average ... Finished tied-for-second in blocks with 11 ... Reached double figure scoring five times after hitting the mark twice as a freshman ... Led BU in scoring for the first time ever with a career-high 21 points in a thrilling 66-65 win vs. St. Peter's ... Hit the game-winning free throw with 1.7 seconds left after hauling in nine rebounds ... Posted first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds against Eastern Washington during the 2K Sports Classic at UC Irvine ... Posted a team-high nine rebounds with five points to help the Terriers stun Maryland on the road, 83-77.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13

Appeared in 28 games, earning 14 starts ... Averaged 4.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 17.1 minutes ... Shot 43.4 percent from the field and 78.3 percent at the free throw line ... Led BU in rebounding in three games and became the first BU freshman since Scott Brittain ('10) in 2006 to lead the Terriers in the season opener with a season-high nine boards ... Added seven points in the contest ... Recorded a season-high 11 points at Coastal Carolina and at home against UMBC ... Went 11-of-36 (.306) from behind the arc, hitting two treys against Binghamton ... Hauled in a game-high eight rebounds against Howard ... Tallied two blocks against Belmont and Albany ... Finished with two assists in three games ... Recorded eight points and six rebounds at Hartford.

BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Had a stellar four-year career at Trinity H.S. ... Named the state of Kentucky's Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior after leading team to its first-ever state title ... Named MVP of the Sweet 16 after collecting 70 points and 33 rebounds in the four games for the Shamrocks ... Finished senior season at 14.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.4 spg and 1.3 apg ... Served as team captain and also received All-State First Team accolades ... Placed on the All-Seventh Region First Team squad as a junior and senior ... Played soccer his freshman year at the goalkeeper position ... Ranked third in the state for shutout performance.

PERSONAL

Born Oct. 14, 1993 in Medford, N.J. ... Son of Carl and Marie Dieudonne ... Father played the defensive line position on the football team at the Air Force Academy ... Has three siblings - Danny, Kianna and Nadia ... Brother competed in track and for the football team at Air Force ... Sister Kianna is a member of the Rollins College volleyball team ... Undecided on major.

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