It is being reported that Anas Osama Mahmoud has committed to the Cardinals. He is a 7-foot-2 Egyptian that visited Louisville a little over a month ago. He had been recruited by Minnesota, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Florida and several others. At last check, there was some strong feelings that he might end up on Minnesota, which is why I had not written about him before now.
He is a very mobile center who will have an immediate impact on next years team. Let me emphasize that he is NOT a project. This is someone whom I expect will see playing time next season. This is a great pickup for the Cardinals and one we desperately needed.
Our good friends at thecrunchzone.com did some digging and found this youtube link. I think you will quickly see he has some serious upside. His moves to the basket, just aren’t something you normally see with a 7 footer.
I think it is safe to say, Pitino is searching for more big men in this class. He has signed the Norwegian, Matz Stockman 7-2, Chinanu Onuaku 6-10 and there is still the outside chance that we sign Michal Cekovsky 7-0. It is not likely that we find ourselves in the situation that we are currently in ever again.
Great pickup for Pitino and the Cards. L1C4