Marquette men’s basketball director of player personnel, Travis Diener, is leaving the program to resume playing professionally in Italy. The Fond du Lac native played overseas from 2010-’14 after spending five seasons in the NBA. He signed a deal to play for Vanoli Cremona in Italy’s top division.
Diener (age 35) is rejoining former coach Meo Sacchetti and his cousin Drake Diener, a former DePaul player.
Diener was named All-Conference USA four times and contributed to Marquette’s 2003 Final Four run. He ranks sixth all-time in scoring at the school (1,691), second in three-pointers made (284), third in assists (617) and ninth in steals (158).
Diener said he believes he can still compete at a high level and this was a situation that he couldn’t pass up.