However, the native of Athis Mons, France was forced to sit out Monday night's game because of questions about his amatuer status.
"Nouha can't play because we're just waiting for the paper work from his foreign team, which arrived today," Pitino said. "We got the last piece of his amatuerism in today. So we will give that to the NCAA tomorrow and he'll hopefully play in the Red-White game on Saturday."
Louisville, who hopes to receive approval from the NCAA to conduct a third intra-squad scrimmage this weekend, is also hopeful that Diakite will be cleared in time to participate in the contest.