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Louisville adds Egyptian center to 2014 recruiting class

Rick Pitino

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino shouts instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Louisville 73-66. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)


The Louisville Cardinals added to its already large 2014 recruiting class on Monday afternoon as Egyptian 7-foot-2 center Anas Osama Mahmoud gave a commitment to head coach Rick Pitino.

Mahmoud is currently attending West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Florida and is averaging 17 points, 12 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots per game.

The news of Mahmoud’s commitment was first reported by Jody Demling of’s Cardinal Authority.

Mahmoud picked Louisville over Auburn, Georgia Tech, Florida and Minnesota, per Demling, and he joins a Louisville class that already features point guard Quentin Snider, wing Shaqquan Aaron, forward Jaylen Johnson, center Chinanu Onuaku and center Matz Stockman.

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