|Diogu playing for Clippers.|
|Date of Birth:||September 11, 1983|
|Place of Birth:||Buffalo, New York|
|Listed Height:||6 ft 9 in|
|Listed Weight:||250 lbs|
|NBA Draft:||2005; Round: 1 / Pick: 9th|
|by the Golden State Warriors|
|2005-2007||Golden State Warriors|
|2008-2009||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2009||New Orleans Hornets|
|2010-2011||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2012||San Antonio Spurs|
|Career Highlights and Awards|
|Ike Diogu at NBA.com|
Ikechukwu Somtochukwu Diogu better known as Ike Diogu (born September 11, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who plays Center/Power forward. His parents are natives of Nigeria and moved to the United States in 1980 to pursue further education. He later moved from Buffalo, New York to Garland, Texas and enrolled in Garland High School.
Diogu stands at 6 feet, 8 inches (2.03 m) tall which is considered slightly undersized for an NBA power forward, but makes up for his lack of height with his muscle and 7'3½" wingspan.
Diogu attended Arizona State University, where he excelled on the team under head coach Rob Evans. He garnered several honors, both in the Pac-10 and nationally. Many in the public speculated that Diogu would enter the draft after playing for his third season with Arizona State. On June 21, he made the decision to enter the draft. Earlier that year, his father had told the media about this decision, but Diogu, speaking for himself, denied making any such decision. It was revealed afterwards that Diogu preferred to return to school, but his parents encouraged him to go pro.
On January 17, 2007, Diogu, whom Larry Bird called the "gem" of the deal, was dealt to the Indiana Pacers along with teammates Mike Dunleavy Jr., Troy Murphy, and Keith McLeod for Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, Sarunas Jasikevicius, and Josh Powell.