Ben  Diamond
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Ben Diamond

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Loudonville, NY

High School:
Shaker

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 145

Position:
G

11/06/2017

The Future is Now

2017-18 Siena Basketball Season Outlook

11/03/2017

Men's Basketball Hosts Le Moyne in Exhibition at the ARC (5 PM - WATCH)

Saints Set for Lone Exhibition Tune Up Prior to Start of 2017-18 Regular Season

10/23/2017

Saints to Host Le Moyne in Exhibition Nov. 4 at the ARC

Former Long-Time Rivals Set to Square Off in Loudonville

11/13/2017

Men's Basketball vs. Florida Gulf Coast (11/13/17)

Men's Basketball vs. Florida Gulf Coast (11/13/17)

10/27/2017

2017 Siena Basketball Key Bank Sneak Preview

2017 Siena Basketball Key Bank Sneak Preview

10/23/2017

Siena Madness (10-19-17)

Siena Madness (10-19-17)

10/03/2017

2017-18 Siena Men's Basketball Photo Day

2017-18 Siena Men's Basketball Photo Day

08/27/2017

Men's Basketball International Trip to Montreal

Men's Basketball International Trip to Montreal

GENERAL:
  • Joins the active roster as a walk-on after serving as a team manager last year as a freshman
  • Possesses strong outside shot
  • High basketball IQ

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Played two years of varsity basketball for Shaker and one season of soccer at Albany Academy
  • Captained Shaker his senior season
  • Recipient of the 2015 Team Courage Award, NewsChannel 13 Scholar Athlete Award, and the 2016 Ray Holmes Memorial Award

PERSONAL:
  • Son of John and Cindy Diamond
  • Has an older brother, Jeff
  • Marketing major
  • Chose Siena for "its strong academic reputation, deep-rooted alumni network, small, beautiful campus, and the opportunity to be involved with a Division I basketball program"
  • Family has been attending Siena Basketball games for nearly five decades

THE DIAMOND FILE:
    Nickname: Benny
    Major: Marketing
    Twitter handle: @Benny_Diamond
    Instagram handle: @bennydiamond13
    What I like most about Siena: Small campus and great academics
    What I like most about Siena Basketball: The tradition
    What I like most about coach Patsos: His energy and love for the game
    Another Siena sport I follow: Soccer
    Player I most relate to on the team: Jordan Horn
    Best moment at Siena: When Coach Patsos announced at the basketball banquet that I was going to join the team as a walk-on
    My goal for the upcoming season: Win the MAAC Championship
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Bora Bora
    My biggest fans: My parents
    Best advice I have ever received: "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail"
    Person I look up to the most: My dad
    Three words that describe me: Hard working, genuine, funny
    Sport/position I always wanted to try: Football offensive lineman
    When I'm not playing, you can find me: Playing Tom Huerter in FIFA
    My dream job: Collegiate Athletic Director
    If I could have any pet, I would have: A golden retriever named Riley

    Favorites
    Class at Siena: Macroeconomics
    Vacation spot: Lavallette, NJ
    Sports Team: Siena Basketball
    Flavor of ice cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
    Animal: Dog
    Food: Chicken
    Movie: 21 Jump Street
    Pro athlete: LeBron James
    Pro team: Brooklyn Nets

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