Gorgui Dieng Biography

( 1990 - )
November 25, 2018
First published on:November 25, 2018
by Roy

Facts of Gorgui Dieng

Date of Birth: 1990, January 18
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: Senegal
Height: 6 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Gorgui Sy Dieng
Birth Place Kébémer, Senegal
Famous Name Gorgui Dieng
Horoscope Capricorn
Father Momar Dieng
Mother Seynabou Diagne
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $15,170,787
School Location Huntington, West Virginia
Points 15.4
Rebounds 12.6
University Team Louisville Cardinals
No. of Twitter Followers 56.6K
No. of Instagram Followers 101K
Weight 251 lb
Position in Team Center
Current team Minnesota Timberwolves
Nationality Senegalese
Profession Basketball Player
Came to fame after NBA
Started career as Basketball Player
Currently Working For Minnestoa Timberwolves
Awards NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014), NCAA champion (2013), Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2013) & First-team All-Big East (2013)
Current City Minneapolis
University attended University of Louisville
School attended Huntington Prep
Graduated year 2010–2013
Currently Married Yes
Children Son
Squad No 5

Gorgui Dieng is a Senegalese professional Basketball Player player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Dieng was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2013 NBA Draft and continues to play with the team as their center. 

 

Dieng at present has an estimated net worth of over $15 million. He is about to earn the value of his net worth at the end of this season as his salary for the 2018-19 season is reported to be $15,170,787. Dieng is a married man and has a son.

Gorgui Dieng's Early Life

Gorgui Sy Dieng was born on January 18, 1990, in Kebemer, Senegal to parents Momar Dieng and Seynabou Diagne. As per his nationality, he is Senegalese.

Dieng attended Huntington Prep in Huntington, West Virginia where he played for his high school basketball team. During his senior years, he held an average of 15.4 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 7.2 blocks.

After completing high school, Gorgui Dieng enrolled at the University of Louisville and played for the Louisville Cardinals.  He played three seasons of college basketball and forewent the senior season to enter the 2013 NBA draft.

Gorgui Dieng's Professional Life

In the 2013 NBA draft was picked by the Utah Jazz with their 21st overall pick and was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In his rookie season with the Wolves, he played in 60 games, starting in 15 games. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie second team.

Dieng showed great improvement in the second season of his career. He had an average of 9.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists which was a big improvement from his rookie season average of 4.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists.

The Timberwolves extended Gorgui Dieng's contract with a four-year, $64 million contract extension on October 31, 2016. Dieng started all 82 games of the 2016-17 season and averaged 10.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.

Dieng played in 79 games of the 2017-18 season but did not start in any of the game. The current roster of Timberwolves consists of players like Derrick Rose, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, and C. J. Williams along with Gorgui Dieng.

Gorgui Dieng's Personal Life

Gorgui Dieng is a happily married man. He has attended few events with his wife Amalia and posted pictures of her on his Instagram account. He also appeared at the “MATTER Presents: The Gorgui Dieng Project” in Wayzata, Minnesota, and Gorgui in 2017 with his family.

Dieng is not only a husband but is also a father. He has a son named Momar who he named after his father. He often posts pictures of his son on his instagram.

Gorgui Dieng's Net Worth

As a professional basketball player who has made a career in NBA, Gorgui Dieng has made a career earning of $20.7 million over the course of his career in NBA. 

He signed a $64 million contract extension with the Timberwolves in 2016. Under the terms of the contract, he is reported to make $15,170,787 as a salary for the 2018-19 season.

Current contract and salary per year:

Year Salary
2017 $14,112,360
2018 $15,170,787
2019 $16,229,213
2020 $17,287,640

He is the third-highest paid players of the team behind Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague.

Keeping his financial record into account, Dieng is reported to have a net worth estimated to be around $15 million in the year 2018.

 

 


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