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Tuesday / June 18.
  • Louisville Adds Egyptian 7-Footer In 2014 Class

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    Louisville will have a very big time when it joins the ACC next year.

    On Monday the Cardinals added 7-foot-2 Anas Osama Mahmoud to its 2014 recruiting haul. The news was first reported by Jody Demling.

    Mahmoud is an Egyptian currently playing at Orlando (FL) West Oaks Academy.

    “There’s a lot of things I can say about my decision, but the thing that makes the difference to me is the relationship between me and the staff and players,” he told MidwestBallers.com of his decision. “I am going to be playing for one of the best coaches in the world. He can lead me to be the best player I can be.”

    He is Louisville’s sixth commit in 2014, joining point guard Quentin Snider, small forward Shaqquan  Aaron, power forward Jaylen Johnson and centers Chinanu Onuaku , who is 6-10, and Matz Stockman, who is also 7-2.

    “I need to improve all my skills and become stronger because my dream is to play at the highest level,” Mahmoud said. “Not only college, I have to work hard to reach the NBA and be the first Egyptian to make it there.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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