Friday , Mar , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Diogu to return to Sun Devils

Tempe, AZ (Sports Network) – Arizona State forward Ike Diogu announced
Thursday that he will return to the Sun Devils for his junior season.

“I am continuing my education and basketball career at Arizona State,” Diogu
said Thursday. “I never really thought about leaving, I took a few days to
make sure my family understood and agreed with the decision.”

Diogu averaged a league-leading 22.8 points and 36.9 minutes per game and also
posted a league-best 17 20-point games this season. He set the Pac-10 record
with 243 made free throws, eclipsing the 237 mark set by Oregon State’s Mel
Counts in 1963-64.

Diogu has scored in double digits in all 59 career games, the best active
streak in the nation. He led ASU in scoring in 12 of the final 14 games. His
22.8 points per game is tied for the second-best mark in ASU history with
Seabern Hill (1969-70). Eddie House is the ASU record holder at 23.0 points
per game in 1999-2000.

The Sun Devils finished the season 10-17, including a 4-14 mark in conference
play.

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