Ike Diogu To Remain A Sun Devil

March 11, 2004

Arizona State sophomore Ike Diogu will return to ASU for his junior season, the Garland, Texas, native announced this evening. Diogu, a two-time All-Pac-10 selection and a 2003-2004 preseason All-American, is the Pac-10 leader in points per game (22.8), minutes per game (36.9) and 20-point games (17).

STATEMENTS FROM Ike Diogu AND Rob Evans

'I am continuing my education and basketball career at Arizona State. I never really thought about leaving, I took a few days to make sure my family understood and agreed with the decision. Like I said at the beginning of the year, I was not going to think about it until after the season and when the last game was over I wanted to talk with my family and Coach Evans first. I have confidence in my coaches and teammates we will get this program back to winning ways.' -- Ike Diogu

'First and foremost, we are glad Ike and his family feel good about his decision. We know we return one of the best players in the country and that with a more experienced team around him we look forward to next year. When we signed Ike, we told people that he was special, and he continues to impress.'-- Rob Evans

Diogu has earned All-Pac-10 honors for the second time in his career and earned 2004 ESPN.com third-team All-American.

The Garland, Texas, native averaged a league-leading 22.8 points and 36.9 minutes per game and also posted a league-best 17 20-point games. He set the Pac-10 record with 243 made free throws, eclipsing the 237 mark set by Oregon State's Mel Counts in 1963-64.

Diogu has scored in double digits in all 59 career games, the best active streak in the nation. He led ASU in scoring in 12 of the final 14 games. His 22.8 points per game is tied for the second-best mark in ASU history with Seabern Hill (1969-70). Eddie House is the ASU record holder at 23.0 points per game in 1999-2000.

Diogu is just the fifth Sun Devil to earn All-Pac-10 honors multiple times, joining Eddie House (1999 and 2000), Jeremy Veal (1997 and 1998), Mario Bennett (1994 and 1995) and Fat Lever (1981 and 1982).

Ike Diogu's 2003-2004 HonorsAll-Pac-10Third-Team All-American (ESPN.com)Naismith Player of the Year FinalistRupp All-American Team Finalist

2003-04 Ike Diogu Game-by-Game (as of Mar 08, 2004)

|---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----|Opponent Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK 11-22-03 * 35 5-10 .500 1-3 .333 13-14 .929 4 4 8 8.0 3 0 2 0 5 1 24 24.0CAL STATE FULLERTON 11-24-03 * 38 5-12 .417 0-1 .000 12-15 .800 4 5 9 8.5 2 0 0 1 1 0 22 23.0UC RIVERSIDE 11-29-03 * 35 10-16 .625 1-1 1.000 10-15 .667 5 4 9 8.7 1 0 1 5 3 0 31 25.7at Nebraska 12-03-03 * 39 5-9 .556 1-2 .500 2-4 .500 4 2 6 8.0 5 1 1 6 2 1 13 22.5vs Temple 12-09-03 * 40 7-10 .700 0-1 .000 9-10 .900 3 3 6 7.6 1 0 1 4 3 0 23 22.6at Northwestern 12-17-03 * 38 8-17 .471 1-1 1.000 6-6 1.000 7 7 14 8.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 23 22.7MCNEESE STATE 12-22-03 * 33 12-15 .800 0-1 .000 14-15 .933 3 5 8 8.6 2 0 1 6 0 0 38 24.9SAN DIEGO 12-29-03 * 31 7-12 .583 1-3 .333 0-1 .000 2 7 9 8.6 2 0 2 0 2 2 15 23.6WESTERN MICHIGAN 12-30-03 * 38 6-12 .500 0-1 .000 18-23 .783 4 6 10 8.8 3 0 3 4 3 0 30 24.3ARIZONA 01-03-04 * 32 5-17 .294 1-4 .250 7-8 .875 4 7 11 9.0 2 0 1 1 5 1 18 23.7STANFORD 01-08-04 * 38 4-8 .500 0-0 .000 5-6 .833 3 3 6 8.7 1 0 6 4 2 0 13 22.7CALIFORNIA 01-10-04 * 40 8-14 .571 0-1 .000 15-17 .882 4 9 13 9.1 3 0 2 1 3 0 31 23.4at UCLA 01-15-04 * 34 3-14 .214 0-1 .000 9-10 .900 0 6 6 8.8 5 1 1 3 3 0 15 22.8at USC 01-17-04 * 40 6-9 .667 3-3 1.000 12-12 1.000 2 5 7 8.7 3 0 4 4 0 2 27 23.1OREGON 01-22-04 * 36 9-16 .563 0-2 .000 6-9 .667 3 6 9 8.7 2 0 5 2 0 0 24 23.1OREGON STATE 01-24-04 * 38 4-6 .667 0-1 .000 16-22 .727 5 10 15 9.1 4 0 1 4 2 0 24 23.2at Washington State 01-29-04 * 34 2-7 .286 0-0 .000 9-10 .900 1 4 5 8.9 3 0 0 5 2 0 13 22.6at Washington 01-31-04 * 39 6-12 .500 0-0 .000 11-15 .733 4 2 6 8.7 4 0 0 4 1 1 23 22.6at Stanford 02-05-04 * 36 6-14 .429 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 5 3 8 8.7 3 0 0 5 1 2 14 22.2at California 02-07-04 * 40 9-16 .563 2-2 1.000 13-16 .813 2 5 7 8.6 3 0 2 8 1 0 33 22.7UCLA 02-12-04 * 41 9-14 .643 2-2 1.000 7-8 .875 2 11 13 8.8 3 0 2 5 0 1 27 22.9USC 02-14-04 * 31 5-11 .455 0-1 .000 9-10 .900 3 6 9 8.8 5 1 2 3 0 0 19 22.7at Oregon State 02-19-04 * 37 5-10 .500 1-3 .333 7-8 .875 3 4 7 8.7 3 0 3 6 1 0 18 22.5at Oregon 02-21-04 * 40 7-12 .583 0-1 .000 9-13 .692 3 9 12 8.9 4 0 1 6 1 0 23 22.5WASHINGTON STATE 02-26-04 * 39 10-14 .714 0-0 .000 8-11 .727 1 5 6 8.8 4 0 1 4 1 0 28 22.8WASHINGTON 02-28-04 * 38 8-15 .533 0-2 .000 11-14 .786 2 6 8 8.7 2 0 1 2 2 1 27 22.9at Arizona 02-07-04 * 36 8-16 .500 0-0 .000 3-4 .750 7 7 14 8.9 4 0 1 6 2 0 19 22.8

Totals......................... 27 996 179-338 .530 14-37 .378 243-298 .815 90 151 241 8.9 78 3 44 99 47 13 615 22.8

Games played: 27 Rebounds/game: 8.9Points/game: 22.8 Assists/game: 1.6FG Pct: 53.0 Turnovers/game: 3.73FG Pct: 37.8 Assist/turnover ratio: 0.4FT Pct: 81.5 Steals/game: 0.5 Blocks/game: 1.7

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