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S.C. guard Cartier Diarra commits to Kansas State men’s basketball team

Bruce Weber motions to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. West Virginia won 87-83 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Bruce Weber motions to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. West Virginia won 87-83 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) AP

Kansas State men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber received good news on the recruiting front Friday.

Cartier Diarra, a 6-foot-4 point guard from Florence, S.C., orally committed to the Wildcats. He chose K-State over Saint Louis and Georgia State. He is a three-star recruit and the nation’s 56th ranked point guard, according to recruiting website 247sports. He doesn’t have a star rating on Rivals.

Diarra is the third member of K-State’s 2016 recruiting class. He joins 6-8 center James Love, a two-star recruit from Plantation, Fla., and 6-5 small forward Xavier Sneed, a four-star talent from Florissant, Mo.

K-State has one remaining scholarship to use for its 2016 class. Weber said Friday he hopes to target another forward for the final slot, but may also decide to wait and use the scholarship in 2017.

Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett

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