Ike Diogu Added to Suns Camp Roster
The Suns might replace a Wildcat with the Sun Devil who was drafted one pick after him seven years ago.
Former Arizona State star power forward Ike Diogu was added to the Suns’ training camp roster.
Diogu, 29, is a six-year NBA veteran who has played 225 career games with Golden State (2005-07), Indiana (2006-08), Portland (2008-09), Sacramento (2008-09), the Los Angeles Clippers (2010-11) and San Antonio (2011-12). This summer, Diogu starred for the Nigerian national team at the Olympics with 14.8 points and 9.0 rebounds per game with 45 percent shooting. His rebound average was second best in the Olympics.
Digou was drafted ninth overall by Golden State in 2005, one pick after New York had selected Frye.
Diogu is known as an efficient scorer in the post and with his mid-range shot and is a strong rebounder but has been questioned defensively and athletically. He is undersized at 6 feet 8 for a power forward but has a 7-4 wingspan.