Who Are Ousmane Dieng Parents? Family Background And Siblings Details

Ousmane Dieng in NBL ( Source : Cavaliersnation )

Ousmane Dieng's parents made great sacrifices to help their son reach his best. He credits them as the prime reason behind his success. 

Dieng is a French basketball player who previously played for the New Zealand Breakers. He was recently selected by the Oklahoma City Thunders of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The 6 feet and 10 inches star was picked no.11 overall by New York Knicks at first. However, he was reportedly traded to Thunders in exchange for multiple first-round picks. 

Who are Ousmane Dieng Parents? Meet Dad Ababacar And Mom Marie-Pierre

Ousmane Dieng's parents include his dad Ababacar and mom Marie-Pierre. 

The young hooper grew up in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France, where he watched his father play basketball. Eventually, he followed in his father's footsteps and started playing basketball early.

Apparently, two and half years old, Osumane had already joined the baby basketball team at Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Meanwhile, his parents always supported his passion and did everything to provide him with the best.

Ousmane Dieng with his family
Ousmane Dieng with his family ( Source : Petitbleu )

When Dieng embarked double journey by playing for both JSA Bordeaux and Villeneuve Basket Club, his parents used to wake up at 5 am to get him for practice. In an interview, Ababacar mentioned, "We saw it very well with my wife, trying somehow to protect him despite the distance."

Despite the fame, both Ababacar and Marie-Pierre remain humble and close to their values. 

Ousmane Dieng as Brother: Get to Know His Sister 

Ousmane Dieng is the older brother of his sister, Astou. 

Born on May 21, 2003, Ousmane is the family's oldest child. Meanwhile, Astou is 16 years old and three years younger than her sibling. 

Astou and Ousmane are the only two children in the family. The siblings are very close, and Astou dearly supports her brother's career.

It is quite evident that athleticism and love for basketball run in the family. In fact, Astou is also a former basketball player, just like her father and brother.

Nevertheless, Astou isn't as camera-friendly as her older sibling. She prefers to live a private life and only makes public appearances during her brother's important matches. 

Who Is He Dating Now?

There are no reports of Ousmane Dieng dating right now.

Dieng is both young and highly immersed in his career. Likewise, he is also new to the NBA scenario. Therefore, we don't know much about his love life or girlfriend.

He started his professional career under Nationale Masculine 1 team Centre Fédéral. During his debut 2020-2021 season, he averaged 2.6 points and 5.8 rebounds. He was signed by the Beakers to play in the National Basketball League the following season. 

With so much talent in hand, Dieng became an NBA prospect in no time. He ultimately announced his name for the 2022 draft. 

Now, Ousmane joins the line of young talents in Thunders, including players like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chet Holmgren, Josh Giddey, and Lu Dort.