Late Thursday afternoon, Jeremy Schneider of the NJ Advanced Media reported that Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are showing interest in former Syracuse commit Moustapha Diagne.
The 6-foot-9 power forward never made it to the Syracuse University campus due to academic issues regarding a class he took in Senegal his freshman year of high school. Diagne, a 4-star prospect, signed with the Orange back in November of 2014.
Schneider's report states that Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are both "heavily" involved. Reports indicate that Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon is recruiting Diagne himself.
So far this season, Tapha is averaging 7 points and 10 rebounds per game for Northwest Florida State College. The Raiders are 2-0, nationally ranked No. 3 and a heavy favorite to repeat as champions.
Jason Hasson, Moustapha's high school coach at Pope John, expects the big-man to stay at Northwest Florida State for two years before making the jump to Division-I basketball.
Syracuse remains an option for Diagne, although it's highly unlikely he ends up with the Orange.