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There are a lot of names being passed around for the Portland Trail Blazers with their tenth pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Kentavious Caldwell is a popular pick. Cody Zeller has gotten a lot of hype as his draft stock continues to climb. Kelly Olynyk is a sleeper pick by many draft experts.
One name that is not getting as much attention at the tenth spot is Louisville's Gorgui Dieng. That is a grave injustice. No one in the draft will impact the Blazers more than Dieng.
Here is what we know about Dieng so far. He's a 6'11 junior center, with an absurd 7'4 wingspan. He is a little old for a junior at 23. He was a First-Team Big East selection and anchored the top defense in the nation last season. He averaged 3.2 blocks per 40 minutes, to go along with 9.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. He injured his wrist early last season and has found his combine shortened by an ankle injury. Coach Rick Pitino raves about his defensive awareness and his unu...
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The 2012-2013 athletic season was phenomenal for Louisville Cardinal fans — the most memorable moment was obviously the men’s basketball team winning the National Championship.
One of those national champion Cardinals, Gorgui Dieng, had some pretty interesting comments recently in an interview before the upcoming NBA Draft — specifically, he was calling out John Calipari’s...
Following his workout with the New York Knicks on Tuesday afternoon, Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com caught up with former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng. Zagoria not only talked with Dieng about the upcoming NBA Draft, but also about next year’s Louisville team.
Despite losing two integral pieces in from the 2013 national championship team in Dieng and Peyton Siva, Rick Pitino is...
Leading up to the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27, Nick Mancini will be profiling the top 20 players available. The Cleveland Cavaliers currently own pick Nos. 1, 19, 31 and 33. Follow Nick on Twitter @nickmance.
No. 17. Gorgui Dieng – Louisville, Junior 6’-11”, 230 lbs, C
2013 stats – 9.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.5 bpg
In a draft loaded with big...