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Moussa Diabate commits to Michigan

Kentucky had offered Diabate, who is ranked as high as seventh overall in 2021.

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The Kentucky Wildcats have been on quite the hot streak recently on the recruiting trail.

Over the last two months, Kentucky has landed commitments from Skyy Clark, Bryce Hopkins and Daimion Collins, the latter two being frontcourt players in the 2021 class.

Now, one of Kentucky’s other frontcourt recruits is now off the board, as Moussa Diabate committed to the Michigan Wolverines on Monday, according to Tipton Edits.

Back in September, Kentucky extended a scholarship offer to Diabate, but that was when the Cats didn’t have any frontcourt players committed in 2021. Once they landed Hopkins and Collins, the need for Diabate lessened, and it’s unclear how much interest John Calipari still had in the talented forward.

It was reported all the way back in December that Kentucky was interested in the 2021 forward, who is currently ranked seventh overall by ESPN, 20th by 247 Sports, and 29th by Rivals. He plays at IMG Academy in Florida and also holds offers from Arizona, Oregon, Alabama, Memphis, Florida State and Arkansas among others.

The 6-10, 215-pound Frenchman is also someone current Kentucky pledge Nolan Hickman said he was recruiting to Lexington.

Now, there’s a chance Kentucky will get to face Diabate on the court, as Michigan and Kentucky are scheduled to play each other in the 2021-22 season in Ann Arbor.

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