As a Junior in 2007-08:
team leader in scoring (14.2 ppg)--17th in A-10
team leader in rebounding (7.8 rpg)--5th in A-10
team leader in FG% (.498)--4th in A-10
team leader in blocks (1.17 bpg)
team leader in minutes played (30.5 mpg)
team leader in offensive rebounds (3.17 orpg)--2nd in A-10
team leader in defensive rebounds (4.68 drpg)--8th in A-10
scored game-high 21 pts. w/ 6 rebs., 2 blks., 2 assts. in the MSM opener (11-10-07)
scored game-high 20 pts. w/ 12 rebs. for his first double-double of the season (3rd career) vs. Boston U. (11-14-07)
totalled 19 pts., 7 rebs. 2 blks. at UMBC (11-24-07)
shot 7-10 FGs for 15 pts., 9 rebs. 2 assts. vs. Auburn (12-2-07)
4th career dble-dble w/ 20 pts., 16 rebs. @ Binghamton (12-13-07)
fifth dble-dble w/ 18 pts., 10 rebs. @ Alabama (12-29-07)
swatted five shots vs. Saint Louis (1-10-08)
scored team-high 19 pts. on 8-14 FGs @ Fordham (1-16-08)
hit 5-7 FGs for 10 pts., 2 stls. vs. Xavier (1-19-08)
sixth dble-dble w/ 14 pts., 12 rebs. @ Duquesne (1-26-08)
perfect 10-10 FGs for 20 pts., 10 rebs. vs. Saint Joseph's (1-30-08)
named A-10 Player of the Week (2-3-08)
scored 19 pts., 6 rebs. @ Temple (2-3-08)
added 13 pts., 5 rebs., 2 blks. vs. La Salle (2-6-08)
scored career-high 29 pts., 11 rebs. vs. Dayton (2-9-08)
added game-high 20 pts., 6-6 FTs, 3 stls. vs. Richmond (2-23-08)
led team with 19 pts., 8 rebs., 3 assts @ #9/11 Xavier (3-1-08)
7th dble-dble w/ 16 pts., 10 rebs. @ Charlotte (3-6-08)
As a Sophomore in 2006-07: emerging as GW's best frontcourt scorer/rebounder/shot-blocker team leader in blocks (60)--4th in A-10 tied for second on team in rebounding with 5.0 rpg flirted with double-double w/ 12 pts., 7 rebs. at BU (11-10-06) had a 22-pt., 10-reb. double-double vs. Longwood (11-17-06) hit 5-6 FGs (13 pts.) vs. Virginia Tech (12-3-06) career-high 7 blks. w/16 pts., 7 rebs. vs. UMES (12-5-06) grabbed 10 rebs. vs. USC (12-9-06) double-doubled w/ 16 pts., 11 rebs. vs. #23/17 Air Force (12/28/06) converted 7-9 FGs (14 pts.), 3 assts. @ Rhode Island (1-27-07) hit 7-10 FGs for 14 pts., 7 rebs. @ Dayton (1-31-07) scored career-high 24 pts. 9-11 FGs vs. Richmond (2-21-07)
As a Freshman in 2005-06: made his collegiate debut by hitting 2-2 FGs, 5 rebs., 2 assts. blk., stl. vs. Kennesaw St. (11-23-05) hit 2-3 FGs for 6 pts., 3 rebs. vs. St. Francis-PA (11-30-05) shot 2-3 FGs with a block vs. UMES (12-17-05) hit his only FG @ Temple (1-4-06) had a breakaway dunk vs. Saint Louis (1-11-06) suffered broken nose with 6 sec. remaining in Richmond game (2-5-06), subsequently missed Dayton, Saint Joseph's games appeared briefly wearing protective mask vs. UMass (2-15-06)
High School: Averaged 16.5 points and 11 rebounds as senior last year for Gwynn Park High School as a junior under coach Steve Matthews in nearby Brandywine, MD ... as a junior, he averaged 15.6 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks ... he was rated the No. 1 wing forward in the state of Maryland by Marylandprephoops.com ... Hobbs says, "He is a terrific shooter for a guy his size and he has a willingness to want to be the best. His best days are ahead of him."
Personal: Born May 20, 1987 in Washington, DC ... full name is Robert James Diggs ... son of Cynthia Diggs ... one of 10 children, has four sisters, Tosha, Toya , Tonya, Kawanna and five brothers, Deval, Antoine, Kevin, Levar and Andre... arts & sciences major.
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