Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 10/28/14
Rick Pitino was a guest this morning on “The Early Birds” radio program with Drew Deener on WKRD 790. When asked about the status of Mangok Mathiang, a 6-foot-10 205-pound center who signed late with Louisville’s 2013 class, Pitino said he would redshirt Mathiang this season.Mathiang is still currently in the process of being officially cleared by the NCAA clearing house, but has academically qualified. Confusing, right?Pitino also said that even if Mathiang was currently cleared, he would still likely redshirt him in order to give him time to physically mature. Coach Pitino compared him to Gorgui when he entered his first year at Louisville.Mathiang signed with Louisville after also receiving offers from Kansas State, Georgia, Mississippi State, Auburn and Central Michigan.
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