But the 6-foot-11 Dieng is headed to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a trade between the two teams that was confirmed later in the draft.
Dieng and No. 14 pick Shabazz Muhammad were traded to the Timberwolves - by the Jazz - for the No. 9 pick - Trey Burke.
"It feels great," Dieng said. "I am so excited and can't wait to get to Minnesota and meet my teammates. I am excited."
Dieng averaged 9.8 points and 2.5 blocks for the Cardinals last season and helped U of L to the school's third national title.