Fozard: "No doubt," Cards lead for Tangara
Mount Zion Head Coach Anthony Fozard has one of the nation's premier high school programs that is always loaded with some of the top basketball players in the country. And this season was no different as Louisville recruit Mohamed Tangara helped Mount Zion to an excellent season. Fozard spoke with ITV Friday afternoon about Mohammad's progress and improvement on the basketball court and his recruitment options.
"Mohamed is eager to learn...and he's working hard to get stronger," Fozard told ITV. "But he's going to have a major impact at whichever school he chooses."
Fozard said Tangara is working to improve his footwork and post moves but developed a nice drop step during the season.
Fozard likened Tangara to NBA star Kevin Garnett and believes Mohamed has the kind of potential to face the basket and knock down perimeter shots consistently, ala KG.
After returning from the Boo Williams Invitational three weeks ago, Coach Pitino was waiting in Durham to visit with Tangara and express his interest in the young star.
"Mohamed asked questions and Coach Pitino gave him direct answers and told him the truth," Fozard said of Pitino's straight forward recruiting style.
"He learned a lot about Louisville, Coach Pitino and about being successful," Fozard said.
And Pitino's honesty and straight forward approach appears to have made a big impact on Tangara and those close to him.
"No doubt," Fozard responded when asked if Louisville led for Tangara's services.
Prior to Matt Doherty's firing North Carolina was heavily involved with Tangara.
However, Fozard told ITV that new Tarheels Head Coach Roy Williams hasn't been in contact with Tangara since taking the job in Chapel Hill.
"Mohamed's not looking in that direction," Fozard said of UNC.
Fozard said that Tangara is doing well in the classroom and has a 2.6 GPA in his core courses and a 3.2 overall GPA.