MANHATTAN, Kan. — It is too early to tell if Cartier Diarra will return to Kansas State for his final season of college basketball, but one thing appears certain about his future: He will declare for the NBA Draft as an early entrant and test the pro waters this spring.
“Yeah, I would anticipate that,” K-State coach Bruce Weber said in a phone interview. “I think, like Xavier (Sneed) did, he will put his name in. You have got to go through the process. I talked to him the other day. Like a lot of kids, that is something he definitely wants to look at.”
Diarra is expected to audition for a pro career over the next few months after averaging 13.3 points, 4.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds as a junior this past season.