Posted March 08, 2013 on louisville.scout.com
University of Louisville junior Gorgui Dieng will participate in Saturday's Senior Day activities prior to the Cardinals final regular season game against Notre Dame at the KFC Yum! Center. On Friday, Dieng, who may leave a year early for the NBA, said his focus remains on the current season and the upcoming post season tournaments.
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