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
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.
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
Most proud of being the first Egyptian to reach this level.
His parents have had the greatest influence on his
Feels Will Smith would be the best actor to play him in
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
Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant
Athlete, other than a basketball player: Leo Messi