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Five-star big man Moussa Diabate commits to Michigan basketball

James Hawkins
The Detroit News

Michigan basketball’s recruiting keeps on rolling.

The Wolverines landed a commitment from Moussa Diabate, a five-star big man from Florida’s IMG Academy, on Monday.

Listed at 6-foot-10 and 215 pounds, Diabate is ranked the No. 20 overall recruit in the nation and No. 6 power forward, according to the 247Sports composite.

Moussa Diabate

The France native held offers from Alabama, Arizona, Florida State, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Memphis and Texas Tech, among others.

More: Michigan State No. 13, Michigan No. 25 in preseason AP college basketball poll

Diabate is the second top-20 prospect to commit to Michigan in 11 days and he solidifies Juwan Howard’s top-ranked 2021 recruiting class, joining five-star forward Caleb Houstan, four-star guards Frankie Collins and Kobe Bufkin, four-star wing Isaiah Barnes and three-star forward Will Tschetter.

With Diabate in the fold, Michigan, on paper, has no more available scholarships for the 2021-22 season. The Wolverines have also offered two other big men at IMG Academy: Efton Reid and Charles Bediako.

Michigan will have a chance to start locking down its class and securing commitments when the early signing period starts on Wednesday.

jhawkins@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @jamesbhawkins