DePaul men’s basketball picks up 2018 recruit John Diener


DePaul men’s basketball landed their first 2018 recruit when they received a verbal pledge from shooting guard John Diener.

Diener is 6 feet 4 inches tall and 195 pounds, according to He is the younger cousin of former DePaul player Drake Diener, and cousin of current Marquette assistant Travis Diener. He just finished his sophomore season with Cedarburg in Wisconsin. According to, Diener also had offers from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

This is DePaul’s first pickup from the class of 2018, and so far their only recruit from beyond the class of 2016. With this addition, DePaul now has seven players slated for the 2018-19 roster.