The Virginia Tech Hokies have picked up the commitment of graduate transfer guard Cartier Diarra. He played three seasons with the Kansas State Wildcats, but his junior year had the biggest jump in production. He was a solid producer each of the three years he played for the Wildcats. This is a solid pickup for Mike Young as he attempts to rebuild a Hokies team that has seen some recent setbacks. They will only get him for a year, but he can help bridge the gap for that year and be a solid producer for the team.
Kansas State grad-transfer Cartier Diarra just committed to Virginia Tech, a source tells @RivalsPortal.
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) March 31, 2020
His junior year was where he saw the biggest jump in his level of play. He averaged 13.3 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was a solid 41.2 percent paired with a three-point percentage of 30.5 percent. He became a leading force for the Kansas State Wildcats in his junior year. Xavier Sneed was the only player on the roster to average more points per game this past season. Diarra also led the team in assists by a wide margin.
Tonight, No. 15 Kansas will look to avenge its Feb. 5 loss to No. 16 Kansas State and this HUGE dunk from Cartier Diarra ? pic.twitter.com/bekEqzJp8y
— ESPN (@espn) February 25, 2019
Diarra will be an impact player for Mike Young and the Virginia Tech Hokies next season. Programs that are rebuilding could always use experienced graduate transfers to help carry the program. He is listed at 6’4″ and 180 pounds, so he could play either guard position for the Hokies.