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Cincinnati-Bound Mamoudou Diarra Latest Recruit To Reject UConn

UConn's search to fill out its roster for next season continues. Mamoudou Diarra, a 6-foot-9 forward who visited Storrs this month, announced Friday he is going to the Huskies' conference rival — Cincinnati.

"Thank you to all the coaches who [have been] interested in me," Diarra wrote on Instagram. "But I feel Cincinnati is the best spot to showcase my talent and hope to win a national championship."

Diarra, originally from Mali, played at St. Louis Christian and first committed and signed with Washington. After that school fired coach Lorenzo Romar and his staff on March 15, Diarra asked for his release. Raphael Chillious, who had been associate head coach...