uva hoops alum mamadi diakite agrees to camp deal with cleveland cavaliers
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UVA hoops alum Mamadi Diakite agrees to camp deal with Cleveland Cavaliers

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Mamadi Diakite. Photo by Dan Grogan.

UVA basketball alum Mamadi Diakite has signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will get a shot to make the team in training camp.

The 2020 alum has played in 27 regular-season NBA games with Milwaukee and Oklahoma City, averaging 3.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Diakite signed three 10-day contracts with OKC last season and got a decent look with the Thunder, getting three starts and averaging 14.5 minutes per game.

His statline in OKC: 4.3 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, on 53.2 percent shooting from the field.

Before getting the call-up to Milwaukee in his rookie season in 2021, Diakite averaged 18.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in the G League for the Lakeland Magic, earning All-NBAGL first-team and All-Defensive Team honors.

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