Diagne, the former Syracuse recruit who was originally a member of this year's freshman class, played this past season at Northwest Florida State College, a junior college where he averaged 10.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
A story on Syracuse.com states that Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com was the first to report the news that Diagne would enter his name in this year's NBA Draft.
According to the source, Diagne will not sign with an agent at this time, which will give him the opportunity to return to Northwest Florida State College should he decide not to enter the NBA Draft.
College non-seniors have until this coming Monday, April 25 to enter their names in the NBA Draft. If they receive an invitation, they can then participate in the NBA combine from May 10-15. They can also hold one individual workout with each team.
The non-seniors have until May 25 to withdraw their names from consideration for the draft and still be eligible to play in college next season.
Syracuse was still in the midst of recruiting Diagne whe the decision was made.