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Gorgui Dieng

Gorgui Dieng

Team Number: 5
Birth Date: 01/18/1990
Height: 6'11''
Weight: 245lbs.
Position: Center
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Everyone meet Gorgui Dieng who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Gorgui means "the old one" (might have been named after either his maternal or paternal grand father) in his native language Wolof, as he is Senegalese. Gorgui Dieng was born on January 18th, 1990 in Senegal. He went to High school in Huntington West Virginia and he chose to attend Louisville following his high school career.

Gorgui Dieng won the NCAA national championship with Louisville in 2013 and he also was named the Big East defensive player of the year that same year. After his successful senior season at Louisville he was selected 21st overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz before getting traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a draft day deal.

Come out to Target Center and see Gorgui Dieng and the rest of the Minnesota Timberwolves roster.



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