#1 Jake Diebler
|HOMETOWN||Upper Sandusky, Ohio|
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Upper Sandusky|
2007-2008: Started all 36 games for the Crusaders as a junior, extending streak of consecutive games played to 78 straight contests ... led Valpo in steals (41) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.71) and finished second on the team in assists/game (2.6) ... finished second in the Horizon League in assist-to-turnover ration and 12th in the league in steals ... also played the second-most minutes on the team, averaging 30.9 minutes per game ... connected on 76.9% of his free throws on the season ... tied for team-high scoring honors at IPFW on Nov. 15, dropping in ten points ... also registered a career-best six assists in the win over the Mastodons ... pulled down five rebounds, including three on the offensive end, and chipped in eight points at Vanderbilt on Nov. 20 ... set new career high with seven rebounds in win over Western Michigan Nov. 28 ... scored 12 points, including career-best six free throws, in Valpo's first-ever Horizon League victory at Wright State on Dec. 6 ... named U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week Dec. 11 after averaging 8.5 points and 3.5 assists per game in the Crusaders' first two Horizon League wins ... grabbed four offensive rebounds in win against Evansville Dec. 11 ... went over 116 minutes without committing a turnover, from late against Evansville Dec. 11 to early versus Indiana Wesleyan Jan. 2 ... matched career high with four steals at Wisconsin Dec. 22 while also handing out three assists ... connected for 10 points while also pulling down six boards Jan. 5 at #16/17 Butler ... matched career best from earlier in the season with seven rebounds in nationally-televised tilt from the ARC against #10/11 Butler Feb. 5 ... hit on ten three-pointers over a three-game stretch Feb. 14-Feb. 20 ... poured in a season-high 14 points, including four trifectas, in victory over Youngstown State Feb. 16 ... added 11 points the next time out at Loyola on Feb. 20 ... dished out a team-high five assists while playing a career-high 44 minutes in double-overtime thriller against Miami on Feb. 23 ... scored 11 points in win over Detroit on Feb. 28 ... limited Wright State leading scorer Vaughn Duggins in ESPN2 matchup on Mar. 1, holding him to 2-of-9 shooting in Crusader overtime victory ... named U.S. Army Horizon League Player of the Game in first-round tournament win over Green Bay Mar. 4 ... connected on five of his six shots from the field en route to 13 points against the Phoenix ... combined for 11 assists over Valpo's next two games at the Horizon League Tournament ... pulled down six rebounds while dishing out three assists without a turnover as Valpo earned first-round win at the inaugural College Basketball Invitational over Washington on Mar. 19 ... named to Horizon League Academic Honor Roll during both fall and spring semesters ... recognized on the NABC Honors Court ... traveled to West Africa with Athletes in Action squad during summer of 2008.
2006-2007: Started all 31 of Valparaiso's games during sophomore campaign ... finished season with team-high 991 minutes played, an average of 32 per game ... played at least 20 minutes in all 31 games ... also paced Crusaders in steals (47) ... average of 1.52 steals/game ranked fourth among Mid-Continent Conference players ... posted then career-high 13 points in win at IPFW Nov. 13, hitting all six of his free throw attempts ... also added five rebounds, four assists and three steals against the Mastodons ... grabbed career-best six rebounds and dished out four assists without a turnover in win at Niagara Nov. 18 ... also pulled down six caroms Nov. 21 at North Carolina State ... hit three 3-pointers in four attempts to account for all nine of his points Nov. 27 against #8/9 Marquette ... tallied four assists and four steals Nov. 29 versus #19/18 Butler ... playing on same court where he won Ohio State Championship in high school, grabbed six rebounds Dec. 2 against #3/1 Ohio State ... recorded nine points, six rebounds and three steals in return to ARC Dec. 30 versus Chicago State ... enjoyed the best offensive game of his career Jan. 4 at Centenary, draining four 3-pointers in five attempts on his way to 16 points against the Gents ... scored nine points on four field goals while also handing out five assists Feb. 5 at Chicago State ... knocked down four 3-pointers, matching a career-high, at IUPUI on Feb. 8 ... ended season on a roll defensively, registering 17 steals over the final six games ... held first team All Mid-Con selection Steve Barnes of Southern Utah to two points on 1-of-10 shooting on Feb. 22 ... closed out regular season by limiting UMKC's Quinton Day, also a first team All Mid-Con honoree, to five points on 1-of-12 shooting on Feb. 24 ... a member of the Mid-Con All-Academic Team ... named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.
2005-2006: Saw action in 18 contests off the bench as a freshman ... made an immediate impact in his debut, playing seven minutes Nov. 28 against Indiana-South Bend ... hit two free throws and one shot from the field for four points, while grabbing an offensive rebound, dishing out two assists, and registering his first career block, as well as a steal ... snared two offensive rebounds in one possession Dec. 7 at Marquette ... registered three assists in just five minutes of action at Centenary Dec. 29 ... hit two free throws, snagged two rebounds, and recorded two assists in 11 minutes against Longwood Jan. 7 ... hit first career 3-pointer at Chicago State Jan. 19 ... had best game of young career against Centenary Feb. 2 ... in 15 minutes of action, hit two shots, including one 3-pointer, tallied five rebounds, and dished out three assists ... knocked down 3-pointer against Western Illinois Feb. 11 ... registered an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.2 on the season.
Prep: 2005 Ohio Division II Player of the Year at Upper Sandusky High School, averaging 18.8 points/game ... led Rams to 2005 Division II State Championship as a senior ... named District Player of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2005 ... second team All-State performer as a sophomore and junior ... holds state records in career assists (835), career steals (578), single-season assists (294) and single-season steals (155) ... high school coach was his father, Keith ... played for All-Ohio Red AAU team from 1999-2004 ... also lettered in cross country and soccer ... earned first team All-District honors in soccer.
Personal: Jake is the son of Keith and Renee Diebler ... major is marketing with communications and theology minors ... born October 28, 1986.