Believe it or not, Dieng is a very serviceable center. He is very long and athletic, and runs the floor like a deer. Long, lean, athletic and with reasonably good hands if not a big body, Dieng is much more capable than I would have expected at this point in the season.
That being said, Josh Harrellson (no matter what you may have thought of him at the beginning of the year) is quite possibly the biggest surprise on either squad. Harrellson has dedicated his game to doing the little things that help the team, like blocking out, getting offensive rebounds, and playing tough post defense. Harrellson has learned at the knee of one of the best unavailable college basketball players in the country,Enes Kanter, and he has learned a lot.