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Nike Camp: Tangara visits with ITV

Prior to his impressive play at the Nike Camp on Monday night, Mohamed Tangara visited with ITV's John Carey.<P>Also:&nbsp;<a href="http://louisville.theinsiders.com/2/120045.html"><B>Dave Telep: Nike Day Two</b></a><img src="http://media.theinsiders.com/media/site_logo/premium.gif">

6'9, 223-pound Mohamed Tangara from Mt. Zion Christian Academy is one of the top big men playing at the Nike All-American Camp this week in Indianapolis. ITV was on hand to witness his play and visited with the talented athlete prior to his play.

Mohamed Tangara said that while competing at the Nike camp wants to further improve his play and to make his presence known to competing players. Fortunately for University of Louisville fans, the Cardinals coaching staff is already well aware of Mohamed Tangara and his abilities.

Tangara, who made an unofficial visit to the University of Louisville in late May, told ITV on Monday night that he really enjoyed his visit of the Louisville campus and meeting with head coach Rick Pitino.

When asked how he feels about the possibility of playing for the Cardinals, Tangara replied, "Louisville is my favorite school right now."

Tangara also informed ITV that he plans on making an official visit to Louisville after he takes his ACT at the end of the summer. He further stated that he plans on making a decision on which school he will attend during the early signing period. Other schools that are competing for Tangara's services include Arizona, Arkansas and Kansas.

After giving interviews, Tangara went out and caught the attention of everyone watching him play at the Nike Camp. He often mirrored his favorite NBA player Ben Wallace by the way he fought for every rebound.

The type of player that excels in an up tempo game, Tangara basically dominated during last night's play. He consistently created offense with his defensive play, which is something rarely seen at All-American camps. Playing against 6'6, 263-pound Robinson Louisme and 6'10, 218-pound Peter Minchella for the majority of his time on the floor, Tangara was able to utilize his size, strength and speed and controlled nearly all of the inside play.

Without question, Mohamed Tangara was the top athlete on the floor Monday night at the Nike Camp.


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