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Former Syracuse Player Moustapha Diagne Still Isn’t Cleared to Play at WKU

Western Kentucky University is still awaiting word from the NCAA to see if Syracuse transfer Moustapha Diagne is eligible to play this season.

WKU just lost five-star center Mitchell Robinson, who opted to leave school for the second time to focus on bad advice, uh, I mean get ready for the NBA Draft.

According to Syracuse.com:



“He’s having a review from the NCAA on his amateurism,” said Western Kentucky media relations associate director Zach Greenwell. “He hasn’t been cleared and we haven’t been given a timetable by the NCAA.”

Diagne, a native of Senegal and a four-star power forward out of Pope John XXIII in New Jersey, had initially chosen Syracuse as his college destination. But academic deficiencies prevented him from enrolling at SU and he wound up, instead, at Northwest Florida, a junior college.

Diagne played one season there, then declared for the NBA Draft. When NBA teams failed to express interest, he wanted to return to college — without understanding that declaring for the draft would end his junior college eligibility.

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