22 Lance Dietz
Lance Dietz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Morton, Ill.

High School:
Morton

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 192

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1 VL

Major:
Undeclared



Letterman ... prototypical point guard ... battled injuries throughout much of rookie campaign ... ailments curtailed development ... skilled ballhandler ... deft passer ... creative off dribble as well ... has all tools necessary to excel ... brings added dimension as strong defender ... gives Black Knights much-needed backcourt quarterback when healthy ... should be vital contributor once he regains stamina.

As a freshman: appeared in 15 games, drawing four starting assignments ... averaged 1.1 ppg. and 0.6 rpg. ... shot .308 from the field, .667 from three-point range and .750 from the foul line ... ranked fourth on team in overall assists (24) and assists per game (1.60 apg.) ... missed season's first three games due to injury ... missed nine straight games in January due to injury as well ... scored three points and dished out two assists in collegiate debut versus New Hampshire ... recorded first career starts in back-to-back games against Albany and New York Maritime ... other starts came during successive home matchups with Lehigh and Lafayette ... posted season-high four points in home game against Bucknell ... added three points in regular-season finale against Holy Cross ... dished out five assists during start opposite Mountain Hawks ... grabbed season-high three rebounds at St. Francis (N.Y.).

High School: earned three letters in basketball and one in golf at Morton High in Morton, Ill. ... starred on the hardwood for coach Steve Schupp ... earned honorable mention all-state accolades by the Associated Press as a senior ... named fourth-team all-state by Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... selected all-area as a senior ... a two-time first-team all-conference pick ... set school's career assist record (509) ... closed sparkling career with 1,235 points ... averaged 18.4 ppg. and 4.2 apg. in final campaign ... selected as a senior to participate in the IBCA All-Star Game as well as the Lincoln Lions All-Star Game ... helped squad win 20 games en route to a regional championship in 2004.

Personal: given name is Lance Alan Dietz ... born Nov. 19, 1985 ... mother's name is Cheryl Walz ... stepfather is Steve Walz ... father's name is Richard Dietz ... listed among the "National Society of High School Scholars" ... mentioned in "Who's Who Among American High School Students" ... member of the National Honor Society ... major is undeclared.

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