Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Louisville Forward Gorgui Sy Dieng Ruled Ineligible

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
Last season, the Louisville Cardinals lost their main contributors in Edgar Sosa, Jerry Smith, and Samardo Samuels. The Cardinals possessed a special guard Justin Coleman in the 2010 recruiting class, but he was ruled academically ineligible.

The Cardinals then looked at Roburt Sallie, the Memphis transfer to come in and help their efforts. However, he was also ruled academically ineligible.

Jared Swopshire and Russ Smith are both sidelined with injuries and Louisville's Basketball team isn't looking so great at the moment.

Gorgui Sy Dieng the 6-foot-10 center that was looked on to fill the shoes of Samuels was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA todayalthough, Louisville is looking for an appeal.

Dieng was going to be a premier low-post threat. Not to mention, he received top honors in the Derby Classic game after scoring 15 points and grabbing seven rebounds.

As of now, Louisville will be without their low post threat Dieng. Rakeem Buckles, the sophomore forward and Terrence Jennings will now have to play harder with no depth in the frontcourt.

Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino roster is slim. It does have talent but without Dieng it will be hard to compete at a high-level.

Nonetheless, don't be surprised if Louisville wins the appeal. Just remember: Dee Bost.

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