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Moustapha Diagne withdraws name from NBA Draft

Moustapha Diagne will return to junior college. Details inside.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- After a surprising development of declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft, former Syracuse signee Moustapha Diagne has decided to withdraw his name from the draft, according to ESPN. Multiple sources have confirmed the report.

Due to JUCO rules, once Diagne declared for the NBA Draft, he immediately lost his junior college basketball eligibility. His sophomore year of college will consist of workouts, but no competition for the former four-star prospect.

Moustapha will need to complete his associates degree before transferring to a four-year school to play basketball, according to the NCAA.

In his one season at Northwest Florida State, he averaged 10.2 points and 7.3 rebounds in 33 games. The Raiders went 26-7.

According to a source, Diagne has a running scholarship offer from Syracuse, meaning despite sitting out next season, the Orange still have a spot for him come 2017.

TCU and Seton Hall are also actively recruiting Diagne.  


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