Louisville lands Egyptian center

The University of Louisville men's basketball team has landed a sixth member of the Class of 2014. Anas Osama Mahmoud, a 7-foot-1 Egyptian, has committed to Louisville per his guardian. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

The University of Louisville has landed a sixth member of the Class of 2014 basketball recruiting class.

Anas Osama Mahmoud, a 7-foot-2, 205-pound Egyptian, has committed to Louisville per his guardian. He's averaging 17 points, 12 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots for West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Fla.

"Louisville just stood out to him," his guardian, Ahmed Awadallah, who lives in Louisville, told Cardinal Authority. "He had 23 Division I offers and from the beginning just liked Louisville. Coach (Rick) Pitino was one of the first head coaches to show interest.

"He really said Louisville just stood out."

U of L assistant coach Mike Balado did the leg work on this recruitment.

He picked U of L over Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Auburn, Florida and Miami, Fla., among others. Kentucky and several others showed late interest.


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