WHITEFISH — It did not take long for Sindou Diallo to make a name for him in the Frontier Conference.
The Montana Tech junior guard was named Frontier Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced today.
The honor comes after Diallo, who transferred to Tech this school year, led the Orediggers to an impressive showing at the Taco Bell Shootout hosted by the College of Idaho in Caldwell. Tech beat Multnomah University 96-76 before falling 76-74 to the host team.
Diallo, a Tacoma, Washington, native, averaged 29 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 steals on the weekend. He shot 52 percent from the field, making 23 of his 44 attempts. Diallo went 3 for 9 from beyond the arc and hit 9 of 14 from the free throw line.
Diallo scored a season-high 35 points against Multnomah.
Montana Tech travels to Missoula next Monday for an exhibition games against the University of Montana.