Men's Basketball

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Jon Diebler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Upper Sandusky, Ohio

High School:
Upper Sandusky

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 205

Position:
Guard

Jon Diebler

Release: 09/17/2010

• 2010 Third Team All-Big Ten (Coaches/Media)

AN OVERVIEW
Jon Diebler enters his senior season as one of the most prolific scorers from behind the 3-point and free throw lines. During a successful junior campaign in 2009-10, he broke the all-time OSU records for career 3-pointers (260) and single-season 3s (116), earning 2010 Third Team All-Big Ten accolades by both the coaches and media in the process. He set single season (116) and career (260) records for made 3-pointers last season.

Diebler, one of three Buckeyes to pass the 1,000-point plateau last year, holds four of the Top 7 3-point shooting totals and three of the Top 5 single-season performances in OSU record books. From the charity stripe, he is an 83 percent shooter for his career (152-184) and hit a career-best 87 percent a year ago (69-79).

Diebler's success has not come without hard work, however. He shot 29 percent (48-166) as a freshman from 3-point range and then 96-231 in 2008-09 (42 pct.), an improvement of 13 percent, before producing another 42 percent season with a 116-276 showing to lead the Big Ten. Now, with 328 career field goals, only 21 percent of those have come from 2-point range.

AS A JUNIOR (2009-10)
• One of three players to start all 37 games
• Holds the all-time OSU record for career 3-pointers (260) and single-season 3s (116)
• Finished the season atop the Big Ten in made 3s, besting his next competitor by 28 ... was 15th in the NCAA in both made treys (3.1 per game) and percentage (.420)
• Holds four of the Top 7 3-point shooting totals and three of the Top 5 single-season performances in OSU record books
• Hit at least six 3-pointers in six games on the season and nine for his career
• Shot a team-best 87.3 percent from the free-throw line (69-79) and is a career 83 percent shooter from the line (152-184)
• Has made at least one 3-pointer in 46 of last 47 games (missed at Iowa 1/27/10) and hit at least five in nine games
• Just 68 of his 328 (21 percent) career field goals are from 2-point range
• Scored in double-digits 24 times, including two streaks of six-consecutive games
• One of three Buckeyes to pass the 1,000-point plateau during the season ... has 1,068 to his credit
• In three NCAA games, averaged 15.3 points
• With a 3-pointer vs. Tennessee in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, preserved a 71-game scoring streak (3/26/10)
• Broke single-season 3-pointer record in NCAA First Round against UCSB, tallying seven 3s for season-high 23 points (3/19/10)
• Knocked back seven 3s for 21 points in regular-season finale vs. Illinois (3/2/10)
• Grabbed a career-best seven rebounds at Iowa (1/27/10)
• paced Buckeyes in win vs. Indiana with 21 points (1/6/10)
• Led team with 17 points off five 3-pointers at Michigan (1/3/10)
• Scored a game-high 21 points against Eastern Michigan, marking the fourth time (of six) this season with 6+ 3-pointers
• Tied his then-season high with 22 points off six 3-pointers against Florida State (12/2/09)
• Scored a game-high 22 points in season-opening win vs. Alcorn State (11/9/09)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)
• Ranked second among Big Ten players in made 3-point FGs (96) and mpg. (36.70) and fourth in 3-pt. FG pct (.416, 96-231) ... in conference games, Diebler ranked first in mpg. (38.5) and tied for first in 3-point FG pct. (.455, 60-132) and was No. 2 in 3-pointers made with 60
• Finished the year second in Ohio State record books in made 3-pt. FGs in a season with 96 and 3-pt. FG season attempts with 231 ... No. 5 all-time in a single season in 3-pt. pct. (.416)
• In OSU record books, Diebler ranks ninth all-time in 3-pt. career pct. (.362, 144-397) and No. 7 in 3-pt. FG attempted in his career with 397
• Connected on a 2009 Big Ten Tournament-high 12 3-pt. baskets ... made 5 3-pointers vs. Purdue and MSU and 2 vs. Wisconsin ... made 5+ 3-pt. baskets 8 times
• Recorded his 500th (587) career pt. vs. Illinois Feb. 22 after posting a team-high 17 ... led OSU in scoring five times this season
• Tied for 6th with Jamie Skelton in Ohio State record books for all-time 3's made (144)
• With eight 3s made at Northwestern Feb. 18, Diebler tied the second-best long-range shooting total in Ohio State history ... one of 3 Ohio State players to connect on eight 3s in a game and owns 3 of the Top 5 single game 3-point shooting efforts in OSU history ... made 7 vs. Iowa Dec. 31 to tie for fourth and had 6 made 3-pointers at Miami, Fla. Dec. 2 to claim sixth
• At Northwestern, Diebler connected on 9-of-11 shots from the field to post a career-high 28 pts. ...knocked down eight 3-pointers on 10 attempts
• Shot 42.1 pct. as a sophomore and 36.3 pct. in his career from 3-pt. range after connecting on 80 pct. of 3-pointers at Northwestern ... made 29 pct. of his 3 attempts as a freshman
• Connected on at least one basket from behind the arc in all but 2 games
• Averaged 40.3 mpg. in the last 15 games ... has 10 games with 40 mins. played, 1 with 39, 1 with 38, 1 with 36, an overtime win with 43 and a double-overtime game with 49
• Knocked down five 3-pointers at Indiana Jan. 31 .. scored 21 pts. in the win ... one of 3 Buckeyes to post 20 or more pts. at IU (1/31) ... has four career 20+ point game
• One of 2 OSU players with avg. of 30+ mins. per game (36.7) ... led the team in mins. played and made 3-pt FGs with 96
• In win over Indiana Jan. 13, shot 6-of-11 from the field, 5-of-8 from behind the arc for 17 pts. ... added 5 assists, 3 rebs, 2 blks. and a steal
• Scored 27 points on 8-of-12 shooting (7-10 from 3 range) in win vs. Iowa (12/31/08)
• Handed out a career-best 8 assists vs. Houston Baptist Jan. 9 followed by a career-high in blocks with 2 against Indiana Jan. 13
• Recorded 20 pts. at Miami, which included 6 made 3-pt baskets (6-12) in 40 mins. of play ... contributed 6 made FGs , 2 steals, a block and an assist in the win
• Had 14 games in double-digits offensively

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08)
• Ranks 2nd among OSU freshmen all-time in 3-pointers made with 48
• Averaged 21.1 mpg., 5.9 ppg. and 2.3 rpg.
• Hit 2 big treys in second half vs. Dayton in NIT quarterfinal to help OSU pull away for the 74-63 win ... finished with 10 pts. (3-5 FG) and career-high 4 assists
• Had 8 pts., 3 assists, 2 rebs. and a steal in 17 minutes vs. UNC Asheville in NIT first round
• Went 6-6 from the foul line vs. Michigan (2/5/08) ... totaled 14 pts. and 5 rebs.
• Nine games with double digits in scoring
• Buried all 5 2nd-half 3-point attempts to finish with 17 pts. in win vs. Cleveland St. (12/18/07)
• Tied the OSU freshman record for made 3s in a game (5) 3 times: vs. North Carolina (11/28/07), Cleveland St. (12/18/07) and UMBC (12/29/07) ... owns freshman record for 3PTA with 14 vs. UNC
• Hit a career-high 19 points, connecting on a personal-best 5-14 treys and 7-16 FG vs. No. 1 North Carolina (11/28/07)
• Scored 12 points vs. Syracuse (11/21/07) ... knocked down 7-of-8 foul shots vs. the Orange, both career highs, playing career-high 36 minutes
• Diebler's No. 23 high school jersey was retired Dec. 8, 2007 during halftime of the Upper Sandusky-Norwalk boys basketball game

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• As a senior, averaged 40 points per game, 13 rebounds and 6 assists to become Ohio's all-time leading scorer with 3,208 points, topping New Concord John Glenn's and former Buckeye Jay Burson (2,958) for the top spot.
• Began senior season with 2,106 points for the 27th-best career total in the state of Ohio. After scoring 810 points in his first 19 games, Diebler passed Ohio High School basketball greats, Jimmy Jackson (2,328), Jamar Butler (2,412), Bob Huggins (2,438), Jerry Lucas (2,438) and LeBron James (2,646). Diebler scored the record-breaking point against Norwalk in a 90-64 win in February 2007.
• Also led the nation in scoring during senior season with a 41.2 points per game average and tallied 12.3 rebounds per game en route to being named Rise Magazine's Player of the Year.
• Set an Ohio High School state record for most free throws in a game with 27 out of 28 attempts vs. Tiffin Columbia in January 2006. He totaled 77 points vs. Tiffin Columbia and that stands as the most points scored in a game by an Ohio player in 37 years.
• Playing under his father, Keith Diebler, Jon was named Mr. Basketball in Ohio and the 2007 Division II Player of the Year. A first-team All-Ohio and Northern Ohio League selection, Diebler captained the Rams to a runner-up finish in the 2007 Ohio High School state championships.
• His 48 points in the championship game is the third highest in a game in the state tournament. Diebler trailed former Buckeye greats Jerry Lucas (53-1956) and Clark Kellogg (51-1979).
• As a sophomore, Diebler was a member of the 2004-05 Division II Upper Sandusky state tournament championship team.
• Also was a three-time letterwinner in cross country.
• Son of Keith and Renee Diebler ... Has two brothers, Jeremiah and Jake. Jake played basketball at Valparaiso.
• Lists his greatest sports thrill as winning the state championship and recording a 27-0 record during his sophomore year at Upper Sandusky.

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