Diarra can play immediately

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State forward Dramane Diarra was
declared eligible after being suspended since November while the
NCAA investigated his participation on teams in France.

Diarra, a junior college transfer from Cloud County Community
College, had practiced with Kansas State but had not played in the
Wildcats' first 11 games. He is eligible to play immediately, coach
Jim Wooldridge said Monday.

The NCAA declared the French player ineligible Nov. 21 because
he had played for a team in France that considers itself
professional. Athletic director Tim Weiser said Diarra received
only expense money.

Diarra averaged 15.7 points and seven rebounds for Cloud County
and had been expected to play a significant role at Kansas State
this season.