Nyamer Diew puts up a midrange shot in the game against SIUE in Hilton Coliseum last Tuesday night
Nyamer Diew is playing on one of the most talented teams in Iowa State women’s basketball history this season. She’s back on a winning team after a challenging freshman season and despite some health issues, she is still as determined as ever.
The rising star is a middle child in a family of athletes and was born one year after her mother fled to the USA during the second Sudanese Civil War in 2000. Diew was a part of the first-ever South Sudanese women’s national team. At the 2021 AfroBasket qualifiers in Rwanda, Diew, a dual citizen of South Sudan and the United States, played for the South Sudanese team where the team played its first five international games in an attempt to qualify for the AfroBasket tournament.
She says playing for the national team was an honor she cannot put words into and the opportunity presented her with a great chance to develop both individually and as a player.
Diew is known for her versatility and this has enabled her to play at every position quoting her will to win as her driving force whenever the challenge presents itself. So far, she has appeared in 29 games for the Cyclones, Led the team and ranked third in the BIG EAST in blocked shots per game (1.4), averaged 5.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, shooting 40.8 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from 3-point range … scored in double figures in five games, recording a career-high 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting, 3-of-4 from 3-point range, posted a season-best six rebounds twice and it seems like the sky is only but the limit for her.
She has continued to thrive at Iowa state and was able to compete at the Team USA 3V3 nationals together with her teammates Ashley Joens, Lexi Donarski, and Emily Ryan. We are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the committed forward before the season ends.