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According to Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports, former Louisville center Gorgui Dieng will not participate in this week’s NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, IL.
Dieng reportedly suffered an ankle sprain last week while training in Los Angeles, CA. The Senegal native made the trip to Chicago, but will be held out of on-court drills for precautionary measures.
The majority of the mainstream mock drafts project Dieng to be taken in the middle of the first round. A few of them have him being taken in the lottery.
Dieng is just one of the many potential first round picks that won’t compete at this week’s combine. Trey Burke, Michael Carter-Williams and Mason Plumlee will also be held out of action.
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Former Louisville point guard Peyton Siva has been a very busy man in recent weeks. Since winning the 2013 national championship, Siva has been training for the NBA Draft in Las Vegas at the Impact Basketball Academy. He made the trip back to Louisville for the Derby last weekend and then returned once again this past weekend for his graduation. Siva flew back to Vegas on Sunday...
A month after winning a national championship at Louisville, former Cardinals star Peyton Siva proposed to his now fiancee, Patience McCroskey.
Former Louisville assistant basketball coach Mark Lieberman has been named the head boys basketball coach at Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs, IN. Lieberman was voted in by the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School system on Monday evening.
Lieberman spent two seasons with Rick Pitino’s program at Louisville. He was an assistant coach during the 2010-11 season and...
Peyton Siva, who guided the University of Louisville to the national championship last month, continues his quest towards the NBA this weekend in Chicago. Siva and junior Gorgui Dieng, who has entered his name into the Draft, are both in Chicago for the NBA Draft combine. Dieng is injured and won’t compete.
On a day when the attention of basketball fans across the nation was focused on the college decision of a high school player from Huntington, West Virginia, some reminders:
The University of Louisville remains the national champion in college basketball. Being the national champion is what all the fuss is about, whether it be in Hazard, Ky. or Topeka, Kan.
UofL will return all but...
It’s hard to find any potential benefits from losing a guy like Gorgui Dieng. There is no denying that he will easily be the hardest player to replace from last year’s team. However, the one and only positive from Dieng leaving early is you’ll now see much more playing time for Montrezl Harrell.
Good things seem to happen when Trez is on the floor. Without Gorgui Dieng, there...
Charlie Strong has picked up three verbal commitments from the 2014 class within the last week, putting the total number of commitments at thirteen. Having thirteen commitments in mid-May is pretty impressive. At this time last year, Louisville had only five commitments for the 2013 class.
With thirteen three star commitments; Louisville’s 2014 class now ranked No. 9 in the country...
The Louisville football program may soon add commitment number fourteen to their 2014 recruiting class. Alin Edouard, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound dual-threat quarterback from Hialeah, Florida has been committed to Miami since February, but is currently exploring his options. Committing to Louisville is an option that Edouard is strongly considering.
Miami received a commitment from Brad...
When Charlie Strong came to Louisville, the progress of the team coming off the Kragthorpe era was as motionless as the chain of Cardinal cabooses behind PJCS. During the three short seasons since his arrival, conductor Strong has gotten the team back on the tracks and moving towards goals that are set higher and higher with the snap of each opener. While the 2012 season was all...