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Former Syracuse Signee Moustapha Diagne Withdraws From Draft to Earn JUCO Degree

Diagne will earn an Associate's Degree at a junior college in hopes of attending a Division I school to play hoops.

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If you've been following along with the Moustapha Diagne saga, you probably know that the former Syracuse Orange signee became ineligible to play another year at the junior college level because he had entered his name in the NBA Draft. According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, he's now officially removed his name from consideration at the draft:

The catch is that he cannot return to Northwest Florida State, the JUCO he attended this past season. Instead, he has to enroll in a different school, and his acceptance will be based on his academics rather than his play on the court. While playing for Northwest Florida State last year, he scored 10.2 points per game with 7.3 rebounds in 33 games.

At least we can now tie up one of the loose ends of this story...

Of course, we wish him all the best, regardless of where he lands (though, yeah, would still be nice if he came to Syracuse next recruiting cycle).