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Anas Mahmoud
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Anas Mahmoud

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Cairo, Egypt

High School:
West Oaks Academy

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 200

Position:
F

Experience:
HS


12/03/2014

No. 5 Louisville Takes Down No. 14 Ohio State, 64-55

Wayne Blackshear finished with 22 points to lead Louisville

11/26/2014

No. 6 Louisville Outlasts Cleveland State, 45-33

Montrezl Harrell led the Cardinals with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

10/19/2014

Jones Hits Game-Winning 3-Pointer to Lead White Team to Victory Scrimmage Victory

Montrezl Harrell scored a team-high 24 points while going 10-of-18 from the field.

12/02/2014

LOUISVILLE MEN'S BASKETBALL v OHIO STATE

Louisville Men's Basketball v Ohio State | ACC/Big 10 Challenge

11/17/2014

LOUISVILLE MEN'S BASKETBALL v JACKSONVILLE STATE

Louisville Men's Basketball v Jacksonville State

11/09/2014

LOUISVILLE MEN'S BASKETBALL v BELLARMINE | EXHIBITION

Louisville Men's Basketball v Bellarmine | Exhibition

11/09/2014

No. 8 Basketball vs. Bellarmine (USA Today)

No. 8 Basketball vs. Bellarmine; photos by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

10/26/2014

2014 LOUISVILLE MEN'S BASKETBALL RED/WHITE SCRIMMAGE

2014 Louisville Men's Basketball Red/White Scrimmage

  • Full name is Anas Osama Mahmoud (pronounced AH-nahs o-SAW-mah mah-MOOD).
  • Averaged 13.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.1 blocked shots during the 2013-14 season for West Oaks Academy, which posted a 28-8 record in 2013-14.
  • Was ranked No. 99 nationally in the ESPN 100 and was No. 164 by 247Sports.com.
  • Came to the United States in September 2013 for his senior year at West Oaks. He began playing basketball on club teams in Egypt when he was 12 and played in recent years with Egyptian national teams.
  • Was a reserve on the 2013 Egyptian senior national team and averaged 5.4 points and 4.0 rebounds the previous summer for his country's 2012 U17 team.
  • Opted to attend Louisville after also considering Georgia Tech, Minnesota and Cincinnati. He had 23 Division I scholarship offers when he committed to the Cardinals.
  • An engineering major at UofL, Mahmoud speaks four languages, including English, Arabic, French and German.
  • Mahmoud and fellow freshmen Matz Stockman are the first seven-footers to play for the Cardinals since Felton Spencer, a 7-0 center from Louisville who scored 1,168 points at UofL from 1986-90. David Schrag, a 7-1 center from Winterthur, Switzerland, who prepped at Maine Central Institute, initially signed to play with the Cardinals in 1997 but went to Vincennes instead.

Personal:

  • Born May 5, 1995 ... Son of Osama Mahmoud ... Has three siblings (Aya and Alaa older, Ahmed younger) ... Major is engineering.
  • Best moment of his athletic career to date was "when I signed my letter-of-intent with UofL and when I helped my national team qualify in the FIBA World Cup."
  • Personal goal at UofL is to become the best player he can be to become the first Egyptian to play in the NBA.
  • Enjoys swimming in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend UofL because of "the opportunity I have under a great coach."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was to "stay humble and hungry."
  • Most proud of being the first Egyptian to reach this level.
  • His parents have had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Feels Will Smith would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice that he loves video games.
  • Best thing about being a Cardinal is "being with a new family and gaining new experiences."
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: how he understands every personality and how to interact with them.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant
  • Athlete, other than a basketball player: Leo Messi
  • NBA Team: San Antonio Spurs
  • Movies: horror movies
  • TV Shows: Prison Break
  • Actor: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt
  • Comedian: Adam Sandler
  • TV Sports Personality: Shaquille O'Neal
  • Book: Harry Potter books
  • Web Site: ESPN.com
  • Foods: seafood
  • Midnight Snack: donuts
  • Vacation spot: Malizia, Australia
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Jabari Parker
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