Cheick Diallo will enter NBA draft, sign with agent

Former Kansas forward Cheick Diallo will sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft.
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Former Kansas foward Cheick Diallo will sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft, he told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman on Friday.

Diallo spent one season with the Jayhawks. He was suspended for the first five games of the season due to an NCAA rules violation, then averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 27 contests the rest of the way.

“My time at Kansas was hard, the beginning was really hard,” Diallo told ESPN. “The NCAA stuff made it difficult for me, but even though I didn't always play a lot, I loved being at Kansas and loved supporting my teammates. “It's not coach's fault I wasn't playing. I'm not blaming anyone. I was hoping I'd play more time at Kansas, but it didn't work the way I wanted.”

Diallo was a highly touted recruit entering Kansas, though he has only played organized basketball for five years. Diallo is currently participating in the NBA’s scouting combine, where he measured 6'9", 220 pounds. 

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The NBA draft will take place on June 23.