Current Team: 2022/23 Netherlands DBL/BNXT - BC Apollo Amsterdam
Diante is 6’9” versatile player that can play the stretch-4, power
forward & center positions. He is athletic, possesses a 7’3”
wingspan, runs the floor, blocks & changes shots on defense,
rebounds & is a finisher! And his ability to knock down the mid-range
& 3 allows team to spread the floor & use him in both the ‘pick & roll’
and ‘pick & pop.’
Diante didn’t begin playing until his final two years of college at Rowan. During his first season in ’19, he led the team in Blk (1.4) & FG%(65%). He helped lead the team to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship. The following season, he led not only his team, but the entire NJAC in Blocks (1.9), FG% (68%) & was 1st in Team & 3rd in the League in Reb at 7.1.
Diante made the most of his ’22 rookie season with BSA Nacex (Santo Andre) of the Portugal 1 Divisao, where he ranked 4th in MVP ranking, as he helped lead them to the 2022 Group South Championship as well as overall Championship. He ranked 2nd in FG% (69.4) in the League. Diante, also, led the team in FG%, Blocks and Rebounds.
By the end of the ’23 season, Diante had to step up in the absence of departed players, and led BC Apollo Amsterdam in Scoring, Rebounding, FG% and Blocked Shots.
Diante graduated with his Bachelor Degree in Health Promotion & Wellness Management w/ a minor in Psychology. He is a great student of the game, as he quickly learns and applies the information & skill development. He is rapidly improving, and the best is yet to come!