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Keita Bates-Diop

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Player profile

  • Height 6-7
  • Weight 190
  • Hometown Normal, Ill.
  • Last School University High
  • Year RS Junior

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CAREER HONORS

  • 2016 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (media, coaches)
  • 2018 Big Ten Player of the Year (media, coaches)
  • 2018 First Team All-Big Ten (media, coaches)
  • 2018 Sporting News Second Team All-America
  • 2018 USBWA District V Player of the Year
  • 2018 USBWA All-District V Team

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2017-18)

  • USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List
  • Naismith Player of the Year semifinalist and Julius Erving Award finalist
  • Big Ten Player of the Week (12/11, 1/8. 1/15, 2/5)
  • Naismith Trophy, USBWA and NBCSports.com National Player of the Week (1/8)
  • Tallied a team-best 19 points and 11 boards against Robert Morris (11/10)
  • Went for second-consecutive double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds against Radford (11/12)
  • Recorded third double-double in as many games with 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds against Texas Southern (11/16)
  • Went for 19 points and seven rebounds against Northeastern (11/19)
  • Scored seven points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Gonzaga (11/23)
  • Recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. Stanford (11/24)
  • Tallied double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds against Butler (11/26)
  • Went for a team-high 21 points and seven boards against Clemson (11/29)
  • Posted a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards to go along with five assists at Wisconsin (12/2)
  • Went for a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds against Michigan (12/4)
  • Scored a career-high 27 points while pulling down five rebounds against William & Mary (12/9)
  • Went for 18 points, eight boards, four steals and three blocks against Appalachian State (12/16)
  • Tallied 17 points, four rebounds and four assists against The Citadel (12/19)
  • Scored 26 points against North Carolina (12/23)
  • Went for 19 points, nine rebounds and a career-high five block against Miami (12/30)
  • Notched a game-high 27 points and 13 boards at Iowa (1/4)
  • Went for a career-best 32 points to go along with seven boards and three steals vs. Michigan State (1/7)
  • Tallied 26 points and eight boards against Maryland (1/11)
  • Went for 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks at Rutgers (1/14)
  • Tallied 10 points and eight boards at Northwestern (1/17)
  • Notched eighth double-double of the year with 17 points and 12 boards vs. Minnesota (1/20)
  • Scored 25 points against Penn State (1/25)
  • Totaled 13 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four blocks against Indiana (1/30)
  • Went for a career-high 35 points to go along with 13 boards against Illinois (2/4)
  • Tallied double-double with 18 points and 11 boards at Purdue (2/7)
  • Went for 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists against Iowa (2/10)
  • Recorded 10 points and five boards at Penn State (2/15)
  • Went for 17 points and seven rebounds at Michigan (2/18)
  • Totaled 24 points, 14 points, four assists and four blocks at Indiana (2/23)
  • Went for 25 points and five rebounds vs. Penn State (3/2)

AS A JUNIOR (2016-17)

  • Played in nine games, making three starts
  • Missed the final 18 games of the season with a stress fracture in his left leg
  • Averaged 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest

Notable Games in 2016-17

  • Tallied a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds to go along with three blocks at Navy (11/11)
  • Returned from a five-game absence to score 10 points in 20 minutes off the bench vs. FAU (12/6)
  • Scored 13 points vs. UCLA (12/17)
  • Tallied 15 points, three boards and three blocks against Youngstown State (12/20)
  • Went for seven points and eight rebounds against UNC Asheville (12/22)
  • Tallied six points and eight rebounds at Illinois (1/1)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16)

  • Played in 33 games, starting all of them
  • Ranked second on the team with 11.8 points per game while tying for the team lead with 6.4 rebounds per contest
  • Blocked 41 shots, a total that ranked third on the team and shot 78.7 percent from the free throw line to sit second on the team
  • Tied for second on the team with five double-doubles

Notable Games in 2015-16

  • Recorded a double-double with 10 points and a career-best 10 rebounds in first-career start vs. Mount St. Mary’s (11/15)
  • Tied career high with 14 points to go along with eight boards and two blocks against Grambling State (11/17)
  • Scored career-high 16 points while pulling down five rebounds against UT-Arlington (11/20)
  • Totaled 12 points and five rebounds against Louisiana Tech (11/24)
  • Tallied 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals vs. Memphis (11/27)
  • Scored 15 points vs. Virginia (12/1)
  • Scored 12 points vs. VMI (12/5)
  • Posted double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Northern Illinois (12/16)
  • Scored team-high 14 points to go along with seven boards, three assists and three steals vs. Kentucky (12/19)
  • Tallied 12 points and eight rebounds vs. Mercer (12/22)
  • Recorded double-double with career-high 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds against South Carolina St. (12/27)
  • Scored 13 points and grabbed six boards against Minnesota (12/30)
  • Tallied 11 points and nine rebounds vs. Illinois (1/3)
  • Scored 14 points against Rutgers (1/13)
  • Posted 15 points and five rebounds at Maryland (1/16)
  • Totaled 22 points, eight rebounds and a career-best four blocks against Penn State (1/25)
  • Went for 15 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks at Illinois (1/28)
  • Tallied eight points and six rebounds vs. Maryland (1/31)
  • Recorded seven points and eight boards at Wisconsin (2/4)
  • Went for 11 points and eight boards against Northwestern (2/8)
  • Posted double-double, tying his career-best 24 points while pulling down a career-high 14 rebounds at Rutgers (2/13)
  • Tallied six points, seven boards and four assists against Michigan (2/16)
  • Scored 16 points at Nebraska (2/20)
  • Totaled eight points and nine boards against Michigan State (2/23)
  • Tallied 19 points, six boards and four blocks vs. Iowa (2/28)
  • Went for 14 points and six rebounds vs. Penn State (3/10)

AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15)

  • Played in 33 games off the bench, averaging 9.9 minutes per contest
  • Tallied 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game to go along with 19 blocks
  • Shot 46.2 percent (18-for-39) from 3-point range

Notable Games in 2014-15

  • Tallied four points in 16 minutes vs. UMass-Lowell (11/14)
  • Scored 11 points and added three rebounds and two blocks against Sacred Heart (11/23)
  • Tallied three points and four boards vs. Campbell (11/26)
  • Scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds against High Point (12/10)
  • Tallied eight points, three rebounds and two blocks against Morehead State (12/13)
  • Notched a season-high 12 points and seven boards against Miami (12/22)
  • Tallied career bests with 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals at Rutgers (2/8)
  • Recorded seven points, five boards, three blocks and two steals against Penn State (2/11)
  • Scored 12 points and pulled down three rebounds at Michigan (2/22)
  • Scored six points on a pair of 3-pointers vs. VCU (3/19)

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE

  • Three-time First Team All-State (Class 3A) selection by the Associated Press
  • Averaged 18.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and shot 52 percent from the field as a junior in 2013, leading University High to a 22-6 record and a second-consecutive Corn Belt Conference championship
  • As a senior, led University High to a third-consecutive Corn Belt Conference championship after going 22-5 and extending their conference winning streak to 42 games

PERSONAL

  • Son of Richard and Wilma Bates
  • Has one sibling, Kai
  • Father played basketball at Creighton (1979-83)
  • Enjoys relaxing and listening to music