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CD Louisville Basketball Scouting: Gorgui Sy Dieng - Get to Know the Athletic Big Man From Senegal

Gorgui Sy Dieng
Ht: 6-10 Wt: 220
Position: C
Year: Class of 2010
High School: Huntington Prep
(Huntington, WV)

CD Scouting Report:

Now before you look at the 3-star rating at some of the corporate sites, lend me your ear. Dieng is the polar opposite of Samardo Samuels. Samuels is a known bruiser that relies on power rather than nimble mobility. Dieng is one of those athletic big men with the grace of a Da'Sean Butler from WVU. Dieng has great mobility, excellent length and is a good rebounder and shot blocker. A hard worker, who is not afraid of doing the "dirty work".

Dieng will flourish in Rick Pitino's blue-collar system and is not one of those cry-baby divas. He is a great addition to the great core of players we have coming back for 2010-2011. Many sites have Dieng listed at 205, but reports now say his is in the 220 area in weight, so he has packed on 15 pounds since his arrival in the U.S.

There are few and scattered reports on Dieng. Since he came on the radar strong in late 2009, I think many scouts are scared to pass their blessing on him and still are undecided until they see more, hence the middle of the road 3-star rating. From all I have seen on Dieng, he has great mobility, good footwork and a nose for the ball. Sure he has some work to do to be a marquis player in the Big East, but Louisville fans should rejoice in this great addition of Gorgui Sy Dieng. The upside of Dieng is enormous.

Below are some more takes on the power of Dieng. When you see his footwork, Louisville fans will be calling Dieng, "Dang"!

January 19, 2010

Gorgui Sy Dieng (6-9, 220) C/PF
Huntington, W.Va./Huntington Prep

Sy Dieng is an athletic and raw post player. He is long, athletic and plays hard in spurts. He is from Dakar, Senegal, and can speak five languages. He is a solid athlete and is not as raw offensively as most African imports. He has some rudimentary post moves and can face and score from 15 feet. He is a good shot-blocker and is effective guarding the paint. Dieng is a good rebounder and uses his length and athletic ability to be a force in the paint. He is one of the better unsigned post players in the country and will find his recruiting very crowded come the spring. Gorgui can be an impact player in the right situation and will at least be a solid contributor for a high-major program.

Winning slam in halftime dunk competition: Dieng VIDEO

Justin Coleman (dunking) and Gorgui Sy Dieng (soccer pass) bring down Freedom Hall with the winning slam in the halftime dunk competition Saturday, April 10.

November 17, 2009 @ 12:00 AM
The Herald-Dispatch

"The 2009-10 team is made up of some international players such as Gorgui Sy Dieng, a 6-foot-10 center from Senegal who turned heads at the Nike Global Challenge when he limited Michigan State recruit Adreian Payne to just four rebounds on 0-of-3 shooting and hit the game-winning 3-pointer in Team Senegal's 66-65 win over USA Midwest.

"Gorgui is an NBA prospect that has a tremendous upside and college coaches want to come see it," Fulford said."

Foreign Big Man Arrives

By Evan Daniels
Recruiting Analyst
Date: Nov 3, 2009

Huntington Prep added some serious size to the roster over the weekend. Gorgui Sy Dieng, a 6-foot-10 foreign big man, enrolled recently and is expected to get plenty of college looks.

Flyin to the Hoop: Recaps

Gorgui Sy Dieng of Harvest Prep nearly missed a triple-double and solidified himself as a more than legitimate high-major prospect.

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