Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 3/11/13
The last few days have been pretty awesome for Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng. He was named Big East player of the week and ESPN national player of the year over the weekend after posting 20 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and three steals against Notre Dame over the weekend. Earlier today Dieng was named the Big East defensive player of the year. Press release from BigEast.org. Gorgui Dieng, Louisville’s junior center, has been named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s head coaches who were not permitted to vote for their own players. Dieng, a 6-11 center from Kebemer, Senegal, was the force in the paint who helped Louisville tie for the BIG EAST regular-season title.  Dieng, a 6-11 junior, averaged 10.3 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots in all games.  In BIG EAST play, he was the league rebounding champion with a 10.8 average and was second in blocked shots with an average of 2.8. Kadeem Batts of Providence and Michael Carter-Williams of Syracuse shared
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