Wednesday , Mar , 29 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Miami’s Diaz turning pro

Coral Gables, FL (Sports Network) – Miami junior guard Guillermo Diaz has
decided to forgo his senior season and make himself eligible for the NBA

Diaz started all 34 games this season averaging 17.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and
2.9 assists per game. A two-time All-ACC selection, Diaz led the Hurricanes in
scoring each of the last two seasons.

“Guillermo felt that this was the best time for him to enter the draft and I
support that decision,” said Miami head coach Frank Haith. “In the two seasons
I’ve been at Miami he has been as exciting a player as I’ve been around, and I
have seen progress in his game.”

Diaz, who was named first-team All-District 6 by the National Association of
Basketball Coaches for the second consecutive season, ranks fourth on Miami’s
all-time list for three-point field goals (174) and is fifth in career three-
point field goal percentage (.380).

“I am excited about my future, and I will always have fond memories and close
friendships because of my time at the University of Miami,” said Diaz.

The NBA draft will be held on Wednesday, June 28.