Another Hilltopper is transferring.

Redshirt junior forward Moustapha Diagne intends to graduate this summer from Western Kentucky and transfer. WKU confirmed the redshirt junior entered the transfer portal Thursday.

Diagne joins Jake Ohmer, Dalano Banton and Matt Horton as the fourth player to leave WKU’s program this offseason. Upon graduation, Diagne will be immediately eligible wherever he chooses to transfer. Banton signed this month with Nebraska, and Horton will play at Division II Pittsburg (Kan.) State.

The 6-foot-9 forward appeared in 33 games with the Hilltoppers. He played in 13 games off the bench last season, averaging 7.4 minutes per game and scored five total points. The Rufisque, Senegal, native was ruled eligible Jan. 10, 2018, after attending Northwest Florida State College.

Diagne immigrated to the United States as a high schooler and averaged 14.7 points, 12 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game as a senior at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, N.J. He committed to Syracuse before going the junior college route.

Diagne and current Hilltopper center Charles Bassey share a guardian in Hennssy Auriantal, an assistant on coach Rick Stansbury’s staff.

A day before his name entered the transfer portal, Diagne was nominated for the 2019 Give Back Team to award players for community service efforts. Diagne was also one of 14 recipients of the Conference USA Winter Spirit of Service award last spring and participated in a cultural-exchange trip to Belize last summer through the sports mission group Sports Reach.{&end}

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