"He's worked so hard physically he's matured like everybody else and that's really been a part of him becoming a better player," said Tom Diener of his son. "His body went into the right direction he became darn near 6'5," big strong kid. That's really the foundation of becoming a great high school and college basketball player and he's worked so hard."
"I think he's taught me everything I know really ever since I've taken up the game of basketball as long as I can remember," said John of his father. "If it wasn't for him I don't know how far I would be in the game of basketball."
John, who is headed to DePaul on a basketball scholarship passed the two thousand point mark this season. His teammates feel the father-son relationship helps team chemistry.
"They've been together forever so he's kind of been the coach on the floor," says forward Matt Barber. "He knows what his dad is thinking so they're always on the same page for the most part so that helps with our team."