On May 21, 2003, Ousmane Dieng came into the world. He is a well-known professional basketball player from France. He now competes for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In addition to playing for Villeneuve Basket Club, Ousmane also competed for JSA Bordeaux. On June 23, 2022, the New York Knicks used the 11th overall selection to select him in the draft. On the same day, they traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ousmane Dieng began his professional basketball career with the New Zealand Breakers of the National Basketball League on June 1, 2021. Additionally, big college basketball schools have shown interest in signing him. At the 2019 “FLBA U16 European Championship in Italy,” he represented France in the competition.
When he was younger, he was a member of both the Villeneuve Basket Club and the JSA Bordeaux. Dieng attended INSEP in Paris. At the Next Generation Tournament, he was a member of the under-18 squad the organization fielded. Dieng had an average of 12.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per contest while playing for Centre Fédéral in the Nationale Masculine 1 during the 2020–21 season.
Ousmane Dieng announced that he would be playing for the New Zealand Breakers of the National Basketball League (NBL) in the 2021–22 season on June 1, 2021. He would do so with Hugo Besson, another Frenchman who would want to be drafted by the NBA in 2022. He was the first player from Europe to participate in the Next Stars program. It is designed to develop players into NBA draft prospects. The New York Knicks picked Dieng with the eleventh overall choice, and the Knicks quickly dealt him to the Oklahoma City Thunder after making the selection. At the 2019 FIBA U16 European Championship, which took place in Italy, Ousmane Dieng competed for France. His club finished in second place overall, largely thanks to his 8.9 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game on average.
His birthplace is Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France. Ousmane Dieng spent his childhood in Lot-et-Garonne. It is the same region where his father, Ababacar, was a professional basketball player.