Louisville Lean?

Rick Pitino has actively pursued late-blooming center Gorgui Dieng this season. Despite a visit to Kentucky last week, Pitino's interest has made a strong impression on the 6'10 Huntington Prep standout. Is Dieng a Louisville lean?

Gorgui Dieng, a talented late-bloomer from Huntington Prep, made a visit to the Bluegrass last week to watch Kentucky against South Carolina. But despite reports – and a facebook post – that he also visited Louisville, Dieng did not visit the Cardinals after his trip to Kentucky.

"Somebody misprinted on that," Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford said. "I actually saw that article today that said he went to Louisville after the Kentucky game – that was inaccurate. He was at the Kentucky game but he didn't go to Louisville."

Though Dieng visited Kentucky it doesn't appear the Wildcats will be a factor in his decision this spring. "Kentucky's off his radar," Fulford said. "That was a rescheduled visit. Gorgui just said he really didn't like it."

While the Wildcats don't appear a viable option, rival Louisville is the team to beat. Rick Pitino has actively pursued the 6'10 shot blocker and the Cardinals have had Dieng on campus several times this season. Marshall also is in the picture.

"I think in his mind he's got his list narrowed down to Marshall and Louisville," Fulford said. "I think Louisville will be where he ends up but it's still going to be a while."

There's been some speculation that Dieng might make a decision this week before visiting Louisville next weekend for the Cardinals last game at Freedom Hall against Syracuse. It doesn't appear a decision will happen that soon. According to Fulford, Dieng likely will take another visit before announcing his decision. Dieng has visited Louisville, Kentucky, Virginia Tech and Marshall.

"Outside of Memphis there is nobody that he hasn't visited that is actively recruiting him," Fulford said.

Dieng is planning to make another visit to Louisville this coming weekend. "There are plans for him to come up for the Syracuse game," Fulford said.

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