With the 2012-13 college basketball season quickly approaching, The Cardinal Connect will provide a brief preseason player profile for all 15 members of the team. We’ll take a look at each player’s production from last season and provide what their reasonable expectations should be in 2012-13.
Gorgui Dieng, 6-foot-11, Center, Jr.
2011-12 Season Review: Outside of Russ Smith, Gorgui Dieng was easily the most improved player on the team. It’s pretty remarkable how much Gorgui’s overall game has improved since he arrived to Louisville in 2010. Although last season was still somewhat of a learning experience for Dieng, he was at times one of the best big men in the Big East. Coming into last season he was thought to be primarily a defensive threat, but by the end of the year, Dieng was a valuable offensive weapon for the Cards. His polished low post game was the biggest improvement from freshman to sophomore season.
2012-13 Expectations: I’m not sure exactly how many points Gorgui will ...