21 Diego Maldonado
21 Diego Maldonado
Height: 6-4
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Valley Stream, N.Y.
High School: Valley Stream South
Position: G
Major: Undeclared
gp 26
pts/g 13.3
fg % 45.8
3pt % 43.8
ft % 85.4
reb/g 2.7
a/g 1.0

2015-16: Appeared and started 24 games for the Knights and averaged 24.2 minutes per game... Registered 12.0 points per game as the second leading scorer of the team along with 3.3 rebounds per outing... Tied for the second highest field goal percentage (43.6%) on the team and ranked 27th and 26th in the East Coast Conference in points per game and field goal shooting percentage, respectively... A proficient marksman from deep, he connected on 36.0% of three point attempts and led the team with 45 three-pointers... Ranked 18th and 19th in the ECC in three pointers made (45) and three point shooting percentage, respectively... Led the team with a free throw shooting percentage of 76.6% with the second most free throws attempted (36-47)... Posted 20 points and connected on six three-pointers to lead the team in a victory over Pace University in the first game of the Knights 2015-16 season (11/13)... Scored a team high 24 points on 8-for-13 shooting and 5-for-7 from three point range in an 86-82 victory over Concordia (N.Y.) in only 16 minutes of action (12/14)... Posted a nifty stat line of 17 points on only three-for-six shooting (all from three point range) and converted a perfect eight-for-eight at the free throw line, while securing six rebounds and dishing out two assists in a home victory over NYIT (2/10)... Contributed 10 points on four-for-nine shooting and corralled eight rebounds along with two blocks in a big win at home over LIU Post (2/13)... Notched a season high 26 points on 8-for-13 shooting and 8-for-10 shooting from the free throw line in 40 minutes of action to defeat Molloy 84-81 (2/16)... Provided a team high 20 points on eight-for-15 shooting along with two rebounds and one steal in a close win at home versus Roberts Wesleyan (2/26).

2014-15:
 Started 22 of 26 games...Had 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting at Adelphi (12/1)...Had a near double-double against Concordia (N.Y.), scoring 13 on 5-of-10 shooting and grabbing nine rebounds (12/3)...Scored eight points and secured six rebounds at Daemen (12/13)...Scored a career-high 25 points on a scintillating 9-of-13 from the field and 6-of-10 from three, and recorded six rebounds and three steals in an overtime loss to St. Thomas Aquinas (12/17)…Followed that up by going for 21 points in the team’s victory over Mercy which included five threes and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line (12/20)…Poured in 22 points in the team’s victory over conference opponent District of Columbia (1/10)…Had eleven points on 4-of-7 shooting and four rebounds during the team’s win at NYIT (1/14)...His 13 points on 5-of-8 from the field and 3-of-5 from three helped the Knights contend with conference-leading Bridgeport on the road (1/25)...Shot 8-12 en route to 21 Points at Mercy (2/7)...Scored 20 points versus Molloy (2/24).

2013-14: Saw action at Stonehill (11/10)...Scored his first points of the season with a three-pointer at Dominican (11/17)...Made a basket against Daemen (12/22)...Scored a bucket at Molly (3/5).

Before Queens: An honors graduate of Valley Stream South High School in Valley Stream, New York...Played both baseball and basketball for the Falcons...Named All County, All Conference and chosen as team MVP and captain at Valley Stream South...Appeared in the NCBCA All-Star Game...Owns school records for points per game (21.2), points in a season, three-pointers made, and free throw percentage...Played AAU basketball for the Long Island Lightning, Long Island Basketball and the RENS.

Personal: Son of Victor and Lisa...Has one brother...Has an aunt who attended Queens College...Likes to play the baritone horn...Speaks fluent Spanish...Appeared on ESPN Top-10 Countdown...Favorite movie is The Dark Knight...Favorite musical artist is Lil' Wayne...Spends his free time playing Call of Duty...Wants to be a public speaker...Major is Media Studies.

Career Stats:

Games: 38
Games Started: 22
MPG: 716 (18.8)
Points: 312 (8.2)
Rebounds: 79 (2.1)
Assists: 27 (0.7)
Steals: 16 (0.4)
Blocks: 2 (0.1)
FG: 107-234 (45.7%)

Single Game Highs:

Points: 25, vs. STAC (12/17/14)
Rebounds: 9, vs. Concordia (12/3/14)
Assists: 2, 8x, last at LIU Post (2/21/15)
Steals: 3, vs. STAC (12/17/14)
Blocks: 1, 2x, last vs. Bridgeport (2/28/15)
Minutes: 40, vs. STAC (12/17/14)

Recent Games
Feb 8 at Roberts Wesleyan W, 65-62
Feb 11 St. Thomas Aquinas L, 85-69
Feb 15 Bridgeport L, 75-73
Feb 18 at LIU Post W, 84-72
Feb 22 at Daemen L, 71-59
Mar 1 at Bridgeport L, 85-74
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 26 18
Games started 25 18
Minutes 670 444
Minutes per game 25.8 24.7
FG 121-264 77-165
FG Pct 45.8 46.7
3PT 64-146 42-93
3PT Pct 43.8 45.2
FT 41-48 25-30
FT Pct 85.4 83.3
Off rebounds 13 10
Def rebounds 57 38
Total rebounds 70 48
Rebounds per game 2.7 2.7
Personal fouls 54 34
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 26 17
Turnovers 48 31
Assist to turnover ratio 0.5 0.5
Steals 13 7
Blocks 7 4
Points 347 221
Points per game 13.3 12.3
Points per 40 min 20.7 19.9
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 11 at Assumption W, 93-87 1 35 3-12 25.0 2-8 25.0 2-2 100.0 10
Nov 12 vs. Stonehill L, 98-68 - 24 3-9 33.3 3-6 50.0 1-2 50.0 10
Nov 16 Roberts Wesleyan W, 93-87 1 29 6-13 46.2 3-9 33.3 0-0 - 15
Nov 19 at Holy Family L, 87-77 1 23 4-13 30.8 2-7 28.6 0-0 - 10
Nov 22 at Lincoln (Pa.) W, 76-71 1 41 11-15 73.3 4-7 57.1 9-10 90.0 35
Nov 27 at Adelphi L, 108-78 1 32 8-16 50.0 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 19
Nov 30 Mercy W, 93-73 1 31 5-6 83.3 3-4 75.0 0-1 0.0 13
Dec 3 at NYIT L, 83-80 1 28 4-10 40.0 3-8 37.5 2-3 66.7 13
Dec 7 at Molloy L, 85-82 1 17 5-11 45.5 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 10
Dec 10 District of Columbia W, 72-56 1 26 4-9 44.4 2-4 50.0 3-3 100.0 13
Dec 13 at Felician W, 67-51 1 20 4-13 30.8 3-9 33.3 2-2 100.0 13
Dec 30 at New Haven L, 83-61 1 21 5-10 50.0 3-5 60.0 2-2 100.0 15
Jan 4 at Bridgeport W, 84-75 1 26 7-10 70.0 5-5 100.0 1-2 50.0 20
Jan 7 at St. Thomas Aquinas L, 95-84 1 21 2-5 40.0 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 7
Jan 11 Daemen L, 75-62 1 29 3-10 30.0 2-7 28.6 2-2 100.0 10
Jan 14 LIU Post W, 100-76 1 24 7-12 58.3 4-5 80.0 4-5 80.0 22
Jan 21 NYIT W, 72-70 1 27 3-7 42.9 2-5 40.0 2-2 100.0 10
Jan 25 at Mercy W, 89-82 1 21 4-6 66.7 3-4 75.0 2-2 100.0 13
Jan 28 at District of Columbia W, 91-85 1 21 6-11 54.5 2-4 50.0 2-2 100.0 16
Feb 1 Molloy L, 77-64 1 22 3-5 60.0 2-4 50.0 2-2 100.0 10
Feb 8 at Roberts Wesleyan W, 65-62 1 32 6-11 54.5 3-6 50.0 2-2 100.0 17
Feb 11 St. Thomas Aquinas L, 85-69 1 28 5-13 38.5 3-9 33.3 1-1 100.0 14
Feb 15 Bridgeport L, 75-73 1 21 1-9 11.1 1-5 20.0 0-0 - 3
Feb 18 at LIU Post W, 84-72 1 18 3-8 37.5 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 8
Feb 22 at Daemen L, 71-59 1 23 3-9 33.3 1-4 25.0 0-1 0.0 7
Mar 1 at Bridgeport L, 85-74 1 30 6-11 54.5 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 14
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 11 at Assumption W, 93-87 1 35 1 5 6 3 3 1.0 2 1 3 -
Nov 12 vs. Stonehill L, 98-68 - 24 0 2 2 1 1 1.0 0 0 4 -
Nov 16 Roberts Wesleyan W, 93-87 1 29 1 7 8 2 2 1.0 1 0 4 -
Nov 19 at Holy Family L, 87-77 1 23 1 3 4 1 3 0.3 2 0 2 -
Nov 22 at Lincoln (Pa.) W, 76-71 1 41 1 3 4 0 3 0.0 1 0 2 0
Nov 27 at Adelphi L, 108-78 1 32 0 4 4 0 0 - 0 0 3 0
Nov 30 Mercy W, 93-73 1 31 0 4 4 2 1 2.0 0 1 1 -
Dec 3 at NYIT L, 83-80 1 28 0 0 0 1 3 0.3 1 0 4 -
Dec 7 at Molloy L, 85-82 1 17 1 1 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 -
Dec 10 District of Columbia W, 72-56 1 26 0 2 2 0 3 0.0 0 0 1 -
Dec 13 at Felician W, 67-51 1 20 0 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 1 0
Dec 30 at New Haven L, 83-61 1 21 0 2 2 1 3 0.3 1 1 2 -
Jan 4 at Bridgeport W, 84-75 1 26 0 3 3 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 -
Jan 7 at St. Thomas Aquinas L, 95-84 1 21 1 1 2 0 2 0.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 11 Daemen L, 75-62 1 29 1 3 4 0 5 0.0 1 2 1 -
Jan 14 LIU Post W, 100-76 1 24 1 4 5 2 2 1.0 1 0 1 0
Jan 21 NYIT W, 72-70 1 27 0 3 3 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0
Jan 25 at Mercy W, 89-82 1 21 0 3 3 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 -
Jan 28 at District of Columbia W, 91-85 1 21 1 1 2 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 -
Feb 1 Molloy L, 77-64 1 22 1 2 3 1 3 0.3 0 0 1 -
Feb 8 at Roberts Wesleyan W, 65-62 1 32 1 1 2 2 0 - 1 1 2 -
Feb 11 St. Thomas Aquinas L, 85-69 1 28 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 -
Feb 15 Bridgeport L, 75-73 1 21 0 1 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 2 -
Feb 18 at LIU Post W, 84-72 1 18 0 1 1 2 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 22 at Daemen L, 71-59 1 23 2 1 3 1 0 - 0 0 3 -
Mar 1 at Bridgeport L, 85-74 1 30 0 0 0 1 4 0.3 0 1 3 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 26 25 25.8 4.7-10.2 45.8 2.5-5.6 43.8 1.6-1.8 85.4 13.3
Conference 18 18 24.7 4.3-9.2 46.7 2.3-5.2 45.2 1.4-1.7 83.3 12.3
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 9 9 26.3 4.1-9.3 44.0 2.4-5.8 42.3 1.6-1.8 87.5 12.2
Away 16 16 25.6 5.1-10.7 47.4 2.4-5.5 44.3 1.6-1.9 86.7 14.2
Neutral 1 - 24.0 3.0-9.0 33.3 3.0-6.0 50.0 1.0-2.0 50.0 10.0
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Wins 13 13 27.0 5.3-10.2 51.9 2.9-5.6 52.1 2.2-2.5 87.9 15.8
Losses 13 12 24.5 4.0-10.1 39.7 2.0-5.6 35.6 0.9-1.2 80.0 10.9
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November 7 6 30.7 5.7-12.0 47.6 2.9-6.7 42.6 1.7-2.1 80.0 16.0
December 5 5 22.4 4.4-10.6 41.5 2.2-6.2 35.5 1.8-2.0 90.0 12.8
January 7 7 24.1 4.6-8.7 52.5 2.7-4.6 59.4 2.1-2.4 88.2 14.0
February 6 6 24.0 3.5-9.2 38.2 2.0-5.2 38.7 0.8-1.0 83.3 9.8
March 1 1 30.0 6.0-11.0 54.5 2.0-5.0 40.0 0.0-0.0 - 14.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 26 25 670 121-264 45.8 64-146 43.8 41-48 85.4 347
Conference 18 18 444 77-165 46.7 42-93 45.2 25-30 83.3 221
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 9 9 237 37-84 44.0 22-52 42.3 14-16 87.5 110
Away 16 16 409 81-171 47.4 39-88 44.3 26-30 86.7 227
Neutral 1 - 24 3-9 33.3 3-6 50.0 1-2 50.0 10
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Wins 13 13 351 69-133 51.9 38-73 52.1 29-33 87.9 205
Losses 13 12 319 52-131 39.7 26-73 35.6 12-15 80.0 142
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November 7 6 215 40-84 47.6 20-47 42.6 12-15 80.0 112
December 5 5 112 22-53 41.5 11-31 35.5 9-10 90.0 64
January 7 7 169 32-61 52.5 19-32 59.4 15-17 88.2 98
February 6 6 144 21-55 38.2 12-31 38.7 5-6 83.3 59
March 1 1 30 6-11 54.5 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 14
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 26 25 25.8 7.2-15.8 45.8 3.8-8.7 43.8 2.4-2.9 85.4 20.7
Conference 18 18 24.7 6.9-14.9 46.7 3.8-8.4 45.2 2.3-2.7 83.3 19.9
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 9 9 26.3 6.2-14.2 44.0 3.7-8.8 42.3 2.4-2.7 87.5 18.6
Away 16 16 25.6 7.9-16.7 47.4 3.8-8.6 44.3 2.5-2.9 86.7 22.2
Neutral 1 - 24.0 5.0-15.0 33.3 5.0-10.0 50.0 1.7-3.3 50.0 16.7
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Wins 13 13 27.0 7.9-15.2 51.9 4.3-8.3 52.1 3.3-3.8 87.9 23.4
Losses 13 12 24.5 6.5-16.4 39.7 3.3-9.2 35.6 1.5-1.9 80.0 17.8
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November 7 6 30.7 7.4-15.6 47.6 3.7-8.7 42.6 2.2-2.8 80.0 20.8
December 5 5 22.4 7.9-18.9 41.5 3.9-11.1 35.5 3.2-3.6 90.0 22.9
January 7 7 24.1 7.6-14.4 52.5 4.5-7.6 59.4 3.6-4.0 88.2 23.2
February 6 6 24.0 5.8-15.3 38.2 3.3-8.6 38.7 1.4-1.7 83.3 16.4
March 1 1 30.0 8.0-14.7 54.5 2.7-6.7 40.0 0.0-0.0 - 18.7
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 26 25 25.8 0.5 2.2 2.7 2.1 0.0 1.0 1.8 0.5 0.5 0.3
Conference 18 18 24.7 0.6 2.1 2.7 1.9 0.0 0.9 1.7 0.5 0.4 0.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 9 26.3 0.4 2.9 3.3 1.4 0.0 0.9 2.3 0.4 0.4 0.3
Away 16 16 25.6 0.6 1.8 2.4 2.3 0.0 1.1 1.6 0.7 0.6 0.3
Neutral 1 - 24.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 - 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
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Wins 13 13 27.0 0.5 2.8 3.3 1.9 0.0 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.5 0.2
Losses 13 12 24.5 0.5 1.5 2.1 2.2 0.0 0.5 2.3 0.2 0.5 0.3
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November 7 6 30.7 0.6 4.0 4.6 2.7 0.0 1.3 1.9 0.7 0.9 0.3
December 5 5 22.4 0.2 1.0 1.2 1.8 0.0 0.8 2.2 0.4 0.4 0.2
January 7 7 24.1 0.6 2.6 3.1 2.0 0.0 0.9 1.9 0.5 0.4 0.3
February 6 6 24.0 0.7 1.0 1.7 1.5 - 1.0 1.2 0.9 0.3 0.2
March 1 1 30.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 - 1.0 4.0 0.3 0.0 1.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 26 25 670 13 57 70 54 0 26 48 0.5 13 7
Conference 18 18 444 10 38 48 34 0 17 31 0.5 7 4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 9 237 4 26 30 13 0 8 21 0.4 4 3
Away 16 16 409 9 29 38 37 0 17 26 0.7 9 4
Neutral 1 - 24 0 2 2 4 - 1 1 1.0 0 0
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Wins 13 13 351 6 37 43 25 0 19 18 1.1 6 3
Losses 13 12 319 7 20 27 29 0 7 30 0.2 7 4
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November 7 6 215 4 28 32 19 0 9 13 0.7 6 2
December 5 5 112 1 5 6 9 0 4 11 0.4 2 1
January 7 7 169 4 18 22 14 0 6 13 0.5 3 2
February 6 6 144 4 6 10 9 - 6 7 0.9 2 1
March 1 1 30 0 0 0 3 - 1 4 0.3 0 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 26 25 25.8 0.8 3.4 4.2 3.2 0.0 1.6 2.9 0.5 0.8 0.4
Conference 18 18 24.7 0.9 3.4 4.3 3.1 0.0 1.5 2.8 0.5 0.6 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 9 26.3 0.7 4.4 5.1 2.2 0.0 1.4 3.5 0.4 0.7 0.5
Away 16 16 25.6 0.9 2.8 3.7 3.6 0.0 1.7 2.5 0.7 0.9 0.4
Neutral 1 - 24.0 0.0 3.3 3.3 6.7 0.0 1.7 1.7 1.0 0.0 0.0
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Wins 13 13 27.0 0.7 4.2 4.9 2.8 0.0 2.2 2.1 1.1 0.7 0.3
Losses 13 12 24.5 0.9 2.5 3.4 3.6 0.0 0.9 3.8 0.2 0.9 0.5
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November 7 6 30.7 0.7 5.2 6.0 3.5 0.0 1.7 2.4 0.7 1.1 0.4
December 5 5 22.4 0.4 1.8 2.1 3.2 0.0 1.4 3.9 0.4 0.7 0.4
January 7 7 24.1 0.9 4.3 5.2 3.3 0.0 1.4 3.1 0.5 0.7 0.5
February 6 6 24.0 1.1 1.7 2.8 2.5 0.0 1.7 1.9 0.9 0.6 0.3
March 1 1 30.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 1.3 5.3 0.3 0.0 1.3