SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse says forward-center Moustapha Diagne has decided to enroll in a two-year college even though he signed a national letter of intent with Syracuse last November. Syracuse did not give a reason.
The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Diagne, a native of Senegal, was expected to provide some depth in the Orange's frontcourt after averaging 14.7 points and 12 rebounds per game last year for Pope John XXIII High School of Sparta, New Jersey.
Starting center Dajuan Coleman, who missed all of last season after undergoing major knee surgery, is ready to return. The only other center on the roster is 6-9 junior Chinonso Obokoh, a raw talent who appeared in only 13 games last season after sitting out 2013-14.
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Syracuse has only nine eligible scholarship players for the 2015-16 season.