Auburn, Ala.--Auburn women’s basketball coach Terri Williams-Flournoy added an eighth player for the 2013 signee class when Khady Dieng from Senegal signed scholarship papers. A 6-0 guard/forward, Dieng played at Gatewood High School in Eatonton, Ga., where she was a two-time All-State selection.
"We are very excited to bring Khady on board to finish off our signing class,” Williams-Flournoy said on Tuesday. “She is exactly what we look for in a player. She is a hard worker, tough and extremely athletic.
“She was a star in soccer, track and field and basketball at her high school and we are looking forward to putting those athletic skills to work for us,” said Willliams-Flournoy, who led the Tigers to a 19-15 record and a berth in the WNIT?quarter-finals last season, her first at Auburn.
Dieng came to the United States when she was 16 to study and play basketball. In her two seasons at Gatewood she helped the Gators tally a 57-2 record on the court and was named team MVP both seasons.
As a junior she averaged 11.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while leading Gatewood to a perfect 30-0 season and a GISA AA state championship. She was named GISA Player of the Year while also picking up All-Region and All-State honors. She was also named the Macon Telegraph All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year.
As a senior Dieng averaged 15.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.4 steals and 4.1 assists per game while leading her team to a 27-2 mark. The team made it to the state tournament semi-finals, finishing the season ranked third in the state. For the second year in a row, she was named to the All-Region and All-State teams.
She also led the Senegal Under 18 team to the African championship. While at Gatewood she helped her team win a state track and field title.
Williams-Flournoy’s first full recruiting class at Auburn also includes Melinda Brimfield, Keonna Farmer, Katie Frerking, Brandy Montgomery, Kiani Parker, Allina Starr and Meagan Tucker.
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