Miami Christian Academy
2005-06 second-team All-ACC selection for the second straight season…named first-team All-District 6 by the NABC for the second consecutive season…first-team All-District IV by the USBWA…leaves UM ranked 10th on its career scoring list with 1,477 points, fifth on UM’s career three-point field goal percentage list (.380), and fourth on UM’s career three-point field goals made list (174)…started 69 consecutive games over the last three seasons, the fifth longest streak in UM history
As a Junior (2005-06)
Started all 34 games averaging 17.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game…led the team in scoring for the second straight season…led the team in scoring 20 times during season, and in assists 13 times…ranked among the league leaders in scoring (7th), free throw percentage (8th), three-point field goals made (5th) and minutes played (5th)…played 1,196 minutes establishing a UM single-season record. In the Regular Season: Scored a season-high 29 points on 10-14 shooting against Virginia Tech (2-22-06)…recorded a team-high 23 points against Duke (2-19-06)…scored a team-high 21 points against North Carolina (2-12-06)…had 18 points, three rebounds, three assists and season-high four steals against NC State (2-8-06)…recorded a team-high 19 points, five assists and just one turnover against Georgia Tech (2-4-06)…had 18 points, five assists, two steals and no turnovers against Wake Forest (1-31-06)…registered 24 points, six rebounds and a team-high four assists against Florida State (1-29-06)…recorded 18 points, a team-high five assists and three steals against Boston College (1-21-06)…scored 24 points against North Carolina (1-14-06)…had 21 points, five rebounds, three steals and a career-high nine assists against Maryland (1-7-06)…scored 25 points against Florida (12-22-05)…recorded a team-high 19 points against North Carolina State (12-18-05)…scored a game-high 21 points against Michigan (11-29-05)…was named to the All-Tournament team at the BCA Classic in Seattle, WA…scored 17 points against Wisconsin-Green Bay (11-15-05) in the consolation game of the BCA Classic…had 15 points and six assists against Air Force (11-14-05)…opened the season with a 16 point effort against Texas-Arlington (11-13-05). In the ACC Tournament: Averaged 19 points, two rebounds and 2.5 assists per game…scored a game-high 22 points against Clemson (3-9-06) despite playing with a sinus infection…scored 16 points against Duke (3-10-06). In the NIT: Averaging 15.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and a team-high 3.0 assists per game…had 20 points, three rebounds and three assist against Michigan (3-22-06)…recorded 12 points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals against Creighton (3-20-06)…tied for team-high honors with 15 points to go with three steals against Oklahoma State (3-15-06).
As a Sophomore (2004-05)
Second-team All-ACC selection…NABC first-team All-District 6 selection…started all 29 games averaging a team-high 18.6 points to go with 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game…was the team’s leading scorer 15 times…scored in double-figures a team-high 28 times including 27 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the ACC…ranked among the ACC leaders (all games) in scoring (2nd), field goal percentage (9th), free throw percentage (13th), three-point field goal percentage (14th), three-point field goals made (9th) and steals (15th)…averaged 20.7 points per game in ACC play…was the only player in the ACC to rank among the top-10 (conference games only) in scoring (2nd), field goal percentage (8th), three-point field goal percentage (10th) and steals (3rd)…was named ACC Player of the Week on January 10th. In the Regular Season: Scored a game-high 24 points and registered four steals against Georgia Tech (2-26-05)…recorded 19 points and matched a season-high with seven rebounds against Florida State (2-22-05)…scored 20 points against Wake Forest (2-15-05)…had 14 points, two rebounds and tied a career-high with seven assists against Clemson (2-12-05)…recorded a game-high 27 points to go with four rebounds, two assists and four steals against Maryland (2-5-05)…had 21 points against Wake Forest (1-29-05)…scored a career-high 30 points against North Carolina (1-22-05)…recorded a team-high 25 points against Duke (1-19-05)…scored a team-high 19 points including the game-winning shot with 7.3 seconds left against Florida State (1-15-05)…posted a game-high 26 points against Virginia (1-12-05) going 10-10 from the line tying a UM single-game record…scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down six rebounds in Miami’s win over NC State (1-9-05)…recorded 27 points to go with six rebounds and three steals against Georgia Tech (1-6-05)…recorded 16 points against Florida (12-4-04)…scored 27 points against FAU (11-29-04)…played a career-high 43 minutes against Xavier (11-27-04) recording 16 points, six rebounds and a career-high seven assists. In the ACC Tournament: Scored 20 points against Virginia (3-10-05) in the first round of the ACC Tournament. In the National Invitation Tournament: Recorded 21 points, six rebounds and five assists in the first round of the NIT vs. South Carolina (3-15-05).
As A Freshman (2003-04):
Played in all 30 games making 18 starts…averaged 11.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game…shot 132-268 (.493) from the field, 35-76 (.461) from three-point range, and 54-77 (.701) from the line…averaged 12.4 points and shot 25-49 (.510) from three-point range and 30-37 (.811) from the line in BIG EAST play…scored in double-figures 17 times, including three 20-point games…ranked third on the team in scoring…ranked second among all BIG EAST freshmen in scoring…2003-04 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team selection…honorable-mention freshman All-American by Rivals.com…named BIG EAST Co-Rookie of the Week on Dec. 8th. In the Regular Season: Scored a team-high 14 points against Connecticut (2-18-04)…also recorded two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes…had a team-high 21 points, two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals against Boston College (2-11-04)…was 6-11 from the floor, 5-7 from three-point range, and 4-4 from the line…recorded 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 38 minutes against Rutgers (2-4-04)…was 8-13 from the field, including 3-6 from three-point range…tied for team high honors with 20 points against Georgetown (1-31-04)…was 7-11 from the field, 3-4 three-point range, and 3-3 from the line…also had four assists, three steals and one block…had 15 points, on 6-8 FG shooting, six rebounds, two assists and four steals vs. St. John’s (1-14-04)…played a career-high 38 minutes against Pittsburgh (1-10-04) recording 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals…was 7-14 from the field including 2-2 from three-point range…registered 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and a career-high five steals against North Carolina (1-7-04)…made first career start against IPFW (12-30-03) recording eight points, two rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal…had 10 points, on 5-6 shooting from the field, two rebounds, two assists and two blocks against Temple (12-20-03)…recorded eight points and a career-high eight rebounds versus Florida State (12-14-03)…played a career-high 27 minutes…had 19 points, a team-high seven rebounds, three assists and two steals against Stetson (12-2-03)…was 7-12 from the field including 3-4 from three-point range…came off the bench to score a game-high 23 points against Lubbock Christian (11-21-03)…finished 9-12 from the field, including 2-2 from three-point range, and 3-4 from the line…pulled down four rebounds and handed out three assists in 21 minutes…his 23 points were three shy of the freshman debut record of 26 set by Darius Rice in 2000.
Miami Christian Academy… ranked 64thin the nation by HoopScoop and No. 31 in the nation by Insiders.com… averaged 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game as a senior At Miami Christian Academy…team MVP… was the Slam Dunk Champion at the 2002 Iolani Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii… named to the All-Tournament team at the 2002 Nike Extravaganza in Los Angeles, California… named MVP of the 2002 Slam Dunk To The Beach in Lewes, Delaware… coached by Arturo Alvarez.
Full name is Guillermo Jose Diaz… nicknamed Superman… son of Luis Manuel Diaz and Ethel Gonzalez… has one brother, Carlos Escalera (24)…is currently enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences.
In The Paint
Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
Favorite Sports Team: Sacramento Kings
Favorite Movie: Scarface
Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince
Favorite Actor: Al Pacino
Favorite Magazine: Slam
Favorite Meal: Lasagna
Advice To Youngsters: Stay away from drugs, keep studying and make good decisions in your life.
If I Were Not Playing Basketball, I Would: Be playing volleyball
The Person Who Has Been The Biggest Influence In My Life: My mother and brother