After spending one season at Michigan, freshman sensation Moussa Diabate has decided to take a chance at the NBA.

Stadium’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Diabate, a 6-foot-11 freshman out of Michigan, will keep his name in the 2022 NBA Draft. He declared following the conclusion of the 2021-22 season and kept the option for a return to Ann Arbor open for the 2022-23 campaign.

Diabate, a native of Paris, played in 32 games for the Wolverines as a true freshman, making 26 starts. He proved to be a key piece for a team that made a trip to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament, one of just two B1G squads to accomplish the feat.


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Diabate averaged 9 points and 6 rebounds per game for the Wolverines as a freshman while logging nearly 25 minutes per contest. He reached a double-figure scoring mark in 13 games and scored a career-best 28 points in a road game against Iowa.

For his efforts, Diabate was named to the B1G All-Freshman team for the 2021-22 season.